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Ben Poston

Ben Poston is a data journalist at the Los Angeles Times. A native of Springfield, Ohio, he worked on “Behind the Badge,” a series that detailed the flawed hiring practices by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He also published an investigation that found the Los Angeles Police Department routinely misclassified violent crime data. A three-time Livingston Award finalist, Poston has won several national awards, including a George Polk Award, a Gerald Loeb Award, a National Headliner Award and Sigma Delta Chi’s award for First Amendment reporting. Prior to working at The Times, he was the data editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Latino motorists describe anger at being stopped on 5 Freeway by sheriff’s unit seeking drugs

Some Latino motorists whose vehicles were stopped and searched on the 5 Freeway by a Los Angeles County sheriff's team looking for drug traffickers allege they and other drivers were the victims of racial profiling.

Investigarán al equipo del Sheriff que detuvo a miles de latinos inocentes en la Autopista 5

El inspector general de Los Ángeles investiga si un equipo de control de caminos del Departamento del Sheriff cometió discriminación racial en la Autopista 5.

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