In this video, Civil Beat reporter Nick Grube explains our project on police misconduct records and the public policy that keeps them hidden from public scrutiny.

Civil Beat spent the last six months interviewing dozens of people and reviewing thousands of pages of documents to explain how the unusual exemption to the public records law came about.

We discovered that there is plenty lawmakers and the public aren’t being told.

Click here to read all the stories in Civil Beat’s special report, In The Name Of The Law.

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