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Jason Szep

Special Report: Death and politics roil a Georgia jail

Sep 04 2019

SAVANNAH, Ga. In the summer of 2016, Georgia’s Chatham County hired jail monitor Steven Rosenberg with a mission: scrutinize the county jail’s healthcare services after a string of deaths.

U.S. accuses Myanmar military of 'planned and coordinated' Rohingya atrocities

Sep 25 2018

WASHINGTON A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar's military waged a "well-planned and coordinated" campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the Southeast Asian nation’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

Exclusive: U.S. team in refugee camps investigating atrocities against Rohingya

Apr 25 2018

WASHINGTON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh The U.S. government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible offenses in an investigation that could be used to prosecute Myanmar's military for crimes against humanity, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Special Report: Why 'higher risk' human targets get shocked with Tasers

Feb 07 2018

By Grant Smith, Jason Szep, Peter Eisler, Linda So and Lisa Girion | Video

Ohio politicians call for inquiry into jail stun-gun abuses cited by Reuters

Dec 19 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio In one video, Sergeant Mychal Turner stunned a mentally ill inmate with a Taser multiple times after the inmate defied an order to stand in his cell at Ohio’s Franklin County jail. | Video

Exclusive: U.N. watchdogs call for probe of Taser assaults in U.S. jails

Dec 08 2017

GENEVA The U.N. special rapporteur on torture urged U.S. authorities to investigate and weigh criminal charges against jail officials in Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Arkansas for the “clearly gratuitous infliction of severe pain and suffering” from the use of Tasers on inmates, citing a Reuters report this week. | Video

Special Report: Inmate deaths reveal 'torturous' use of Tasers

Dec 06 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio Corporal Matthew Stice pointed his Taser at Martini Smith’s bare chest. | Video

U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

Nov 21 2017

WASHINGTON A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. | Video

Special Report: How Taser inserts itself into investigations involving its weapons

Aug 26 2017

MIAMI BEACH, Florida With a police officer close behind, Israel Hernandez-Llach ducked into an apartment building and dashed down the hall. Bursting through a rear exit, he scrambled over an iron fence, landing hard on a parked car, and sprinted across the parking lot. | Video

Taser forges network of scientists, ties with police to defend stun gun

Aug 24 2017

WASHINGTON Taser International Inc, the maker of police stun guns, has defended the safety of its weapon by spending millions on company-sponsored studies and cultivating close ties with police, medical examiners and consultants, a Reuters examination found.

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