The Scripps Phoenix ABC affiliate won in the Outstanding Regional News Story: Investigative Report category for its Abuse of Force investigative series, which has prompted an FBI investigation into a local police department’s use of force.
The 41st Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards honor content from more than 2,000 submissions that premiered in 2019, judged by a pool of 875 peers from across the television and digital media industry.
KNXV won in the Outstanding Regional News Story: Investigative Report category for its Abuse of Force investigative series, which has prompted an FBI investigation into a local police department’s use of force.
Reported by KNXV’s investigative team, ABC15 Investigators, Abuse of Force thoroughly examined misconduct inside a local Arizona police department and exposed a corrupted culture that protected officers and misled the public.
The series immediately prompted the FBI to launch a criminal investigation, which is ongoing.
Arizona’s police certification board also opened disciplinary proceedings. Under the increased scrutiny, multiple police officers retired.
“KNXV’s honor for Abuse of Force is a testament to the newsroom’s unrelenting commitment to the citizens of Arizona and the critical role of journalists in bringing important truths to light,” said Brian Lawlor, Scripps’ president of local media.
“We are incredibly proud of the ABC15 Investigators and the KNXV newsroom for their dogged pursuit of this story and the important change it prompted for the community they serve.”
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