Ashley Fantz often covers police press conferences as part of her day job at CNN. But a few years ago she would attend one that would set her on a months long journey, forensically piecing together the evidence to reveal the systematic destruction of vital police evidence.
This is the story of how a team at CNN revealed widespread issues in sexual assault investigations, across the USA.
WARNING: This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault and listener discretion is advised.
Read all about it: https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2018/11/investigates/police-destroyed-rapekits/index.html
Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan
Production support: Cheeka Eyers
Music: Dice Muse
This series of The Tip-Off is brought to you in association with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and funding from Charities Aid Foundation.