Topher Sanders covers racial inequality for ProPublica. He has reported on education and city government for the Florida Times-Union since 2008. Named to the investigative team in 2013, he became the paper's investigative editor in 2014.
Agents at the bureau are still mostly white men, and the failure to recruit a more representative population into its ranks is becoming a crisis.
This happens even when defendants' charges mean they could end up behind bars.