Sukey Lewis is a criminal justice reporter and host of On Our Watch, a new podcast from NPR and KQED about the shadow world of police discipline. In 2018, she co-founded the California Reporting Project, a coalition of newsrooms across the state focused on obtaining previously sealed internal affairs records from law enforcement. In addition to her reporting on police accountability, Lewis has investigated the bail bonds industry, California's wildfires and the high cost of prison phone calls. Lewis earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley.
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to KQED reporters Sukey Lewis and Sandhya Dirks about the second episode of the podcast, On Our Watch, which explores how police departments handle on-duty sexual misconduct.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a repeal of a law that shielded police misconduct records from the public. A similar law took effect in California in 2018, but many records are still unavailable.
Firefighters remain under pressure as more than a dozen fires burn across California. The largest is the Mendocino Complex Fire, which has more than 4,000 firefighters working to contain it.
Hundreds of residents have been evacuated as fires burn in northern California. Fires have struck 4 consecutive years in Lake County. Officials worry dry conditions will make it a tough fire season.