Robert Faturechi

Before joining ProPublica, Robert Faturechi was a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where his work exposed inmate abuse, cronyism, secret cop cliques, and wrongful jailings at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. In 2013, he used an unprecedented cache of confidential personnel records to show the agency knowingly hired dozens of cops with histories of serious misconduct. His stories helped lead to sweeping reforms at the nation's largest jail system, federal indictments of deputies, and the resignation of the sheriff.