The Tip Off

Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, complicated detective work that goes into doing great investigative journalism- then this is the podcast for you.

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episode 29: Ep.29 Proof


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 McClenaghanProduction support: Cheeka EyersMusic: 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.


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 2019-03-21  29m