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Document is a narrative-driven reporting project committed to long-form, enterprise and investigative journalism. Document projects will be primarily reported by the Document team in NHPR’s newsroom, helmed by Jason Moon, host of the hit NHPR podcast Bear Brook, and Lauren Chooljian, co-host of NHPR’s award-winning Stranglehold podcast.Document underscores NHPR’s commitment to delving deeper in our journalism and uncovering stories that matter.Document Season OneAmerica is taking a hard look at policing right now. Many wonder: can we trust the cops? In states across the country, the answer to that question is already out there -- on secret lists kept by government lawyers.The first season of Document, The List, looks at one state’s decades of secrecy around police misconduct and asks: why do these lists exist? How have they changed the way we think about police? And if they were finally made public, would they solve our policing problems?All episodes of The List are now available.If you want NHPR to make more work like this, consider making a donation to the station. The amount is up to you, but every contribution really makes a difference. Make a gift here.Document Season TwoMost criminal justice stories start with a crime; or the courts; or even prison. Supervision is a podcast about what happens next. It's the story of a parolee who thinks he’s getting freedom, a reporter looking to tell his story, and how they both got far more than they bargained for.If you listened to Supervision in the past, take another look. This version contains new reporting and revelations that have surfaced since its release.Coming in April 2021. Subscribe now.0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff92290000

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Listen to all podcast episodes of The List below, or to subscribe on your favorite podcast app, scroll below the players for links. Click here for more on the project

Note: this post was updated on Nov. 2 with a series update.

Read the print story: Inside N.H.'s Secret List of Troubled Cops

Episode 1: A local reporter gets a tip about misbehaving cops. Then she gets the scoop of a lifetime.

Episode 2: One cop’s bad deeds change a system. But did it help?

Episode 3: The list of problem cops causes collateral damage. Advocates take one last shot at revealing its secrets.

 

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A special update:

After the first season of Document, The List was released on October 26th, and some surprising news followed. Listeners heard that a lawsuit had been filed in an attempt to make New Hampshire’s secret list of cops with credibility issues available to the public. On Friday, October 30th, the state supreme court issued a ruling in the case. Usually the court takes months to issue a decision. This time it only took them six weeks.

Document Senior Producer Lauren Chooljian sat down with Reporter Jason Moon to get an update on what the decision says and what it means.

To read the full text of the NH Supreme Court's decision, click here.

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