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Ben Poston

Ben Poston is an investigative reporter specializing in data at the Los Angeles Times. A three-time Livingston Award finalist, Poston has won several national awards, including a George Polk Award, a Gerald Loeb Award and Sigma Delta Chi’s award for First Amendment reporting. He worked on “Behind the Badge,” a series that detailed the flawed hiring practices by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He also co-wrote an investigation that found the Los Angeles Police Department routinely misclassified violent crime data. A native of Springfield, Ohio, he joined The Times in 2012. Prior to that, he was the data editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
L.A. County wanted to question reporters about their records requests. A judge said no

Los Angeles County contended that Times reporters should answer questions about public records requests that the county denied.

L.A. County demands journalists’ sources while refusing to release records, Times lawyers allege

Times lawyers accuse L.A. County of seeking unpublished information from reporters who made public records requests that the county denied.

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