The fact that police officers in Ferguson and New York have not been indicted for killing unarmed men has caused outrage across the country. It is not entirely clear how many people have been killed by police, but what is clear is that officers are rarely charged in these types of cases. Drew Griffin investigates.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is a former NYPD Captain. Anderson spoke with him about whether police should be investigated by local prosecutors.
Editor's Note: 'Hired Guns' is a special two part report airing December 9 and 10 at 8p ET on AC360.
You see them everywhere — armed security guards. In a yearlong investigation by CNN and The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) found, despite the image of safety, armed guards often themselves pose a threat in an industry plagued by lax laws, minimal oversight and almost no accountability.
“My dad drinks and hits me … my mom chose drugs over me … my home on the reservation isn’t a safe place for me to be.”
That is a plea for donations sent to millions of people and has helped raise millions of dollars for St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota. The mailers attribute those words to a young boy named Josh Little Bear, but he does not exist.
St. Joseph's Director of Development acknowledges “The name 'Josh Little Bear' is fictitious,” he wrote, “but unfortunately his story is not.” But the Vice President of a nearby reservation says the school's fundraising material "make the Indians look bad." The President of the First Nations Development Institute even calls it "poverty porn."
Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin traveled to the school and he is Keeping Them Honest.
Nancy Pelosi was hoping to avoid cameras as she walked into a fundraiser at a Washington restaurant. It was a CNN intern who caught cell phone video of her and her staff entering the event through a kitchen door. Twelve of the people listed as hosts on the invitation are former Pelosi staffers, advisers or aids.
CNN Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin looks at how Capitol Hill is turning into something of a "Lobbying University," where staffers are learning the ropes before joining in this lucrative field.
There are only four U.S. hospitals ready to treat Ebola patients in specially equipped biocontainment units. Can those hospitals handle dozens of patients at one time? Drew Griffin has the latest.
What needs to be done to keep hospital staffs safe while treating Ebola patients? Dr. Joseph McCormick helped investigate the first Ebola outbreak in Central Africa when he worked at the CDC. He told Anderson the hospital staff's contact with Thomas Duncan had lots of flaws. Dr. McCormick details what he feels went wrong in Texas and how more rudimentary hospitals he worked at in Africa managed to prevent the spread of similar diseases.
Workers in hazmat suits carried barrels of potentially contaminated items out of Nina Pham's apartment. Tonight we are learning that the incinerated ashes of items exposed to Thomas Duncan remain in limbo. Louisiana's Attorney Genera is refusing to allow a waste company to bring those ashes to a landfill in his state. Drew Griffin has the latest.
The VA has begun the process of dismissing four high level officials, including one at the center of the 2012 outbreak of legionnaire's disease. It sickened 21 veterans in Pittsburgh and five later died. Drew Griffin tells Anderson that at the VA, "you go on a 'sort of' wait list to be fired."
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