Roberto Aram Ferdman

Roberto Aram Ferdman


Correspondent/Reporter for VICE News ?? ?? ?? ?? roberto.ferdman@vice.com

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The first part of our two-year investigation into The Louisville Metro Police Department is now up A Pattern of Sexual Misconduct by Louisville Police:

The first part focuses on a pattern of sexual misconduct by officers, and repeated failure of LMPD to take allegations seriously. By not thoroughly investigating complaints, LMPD has allowed problem officers to continue acting unchecked, and in some cases, victimize more women

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The investigation is based on hundreds of internal documents, recordings going back more than a decade, and interviews with multiple accusers, as well as current and former members of LMPD—including, even, a whistleblower interview with a current LMPD Sex Crimes Detective

The Detective told VICE News that LMPD's Public Integrity Unit (PIU) doesn't investigate complaints evenly, and that they wouldn't tell someone to go to PIU if they were victimized by an officer "No. With PIU I can't say that they would do a thorough investigation against a cop"

The Detective also said: "If you know the right people, then you may not even get investigated. In our department, if you were to say something, and you're not in the popular crowd, they will come after you and let the bad egg continue to be the bad egg."

I’ll be on MSNBC with @JoyAnnReid  tonight at about 7:45pm to talk about our two-part, two-year long police investigation that’s about to come out. Please tune in if you can. Very excited—and anxious—to begin sharing what we’ve been working on for so long

Our two-year investigation into LMPD’s narcotics unit: Money and Drugs Keep Going Missing After Louisville Police Raids

Narcotics detectives are given a wide latitude to destroy property and use force, all in the name of seizing drugs and money But what actually happens when they’re carried out is largely kept secret

It’s remarkable how poorly this press conference by Texas Governor Greg Abbott has already aged. Pretty much every word has been proved false in a matter of less than 48 hours

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I can't believe this is real, a tax break for private jet owners: "No tax shall be imposed...on any amounts paid by an aircraft owner for aircraft management service related to...maintenance and support of the aircraft owner's aircraft or flights on the aircraft owner's aircraft"

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New: LMPD Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly (who is being investigated as part of Breonna Taylor’s case) sent an email to around 1,000 officers at 2am that calls protestors thugs, complains about the government enforcing civil rights violations, and claims this is "good versus evil”

Foreign trips by this point in presidency: Obama: 9 Trump: 0 Rounds of golf by this point in presidency: Obama: 0 Trump: 13

Breaking: The Only Witness Who Heard Police Announce Themselves at Breonna Taylor’s Door Changed His Story

The anonymous juror's attorney just sent out a press release with a statement by the juror. It confirms what many have suspected: "The grand jury was not presented any charges other than the three Wanton Endangerment charges against Detective Hankison."

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Look at the National Mall during Obama's 2008 inauguration. Then look at the National Mall today

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We have spoken with multiple first hand witnesses who dispute the police’s account of events

Remember when Kavanaugh mouthed out Ka-so-witz like he’d never heard anyone utter the name before? Appears that was even more disingenuous than it seemed

Ever since law enforcement killed David McAtee, the beloved owner of a popular Louisville BBQ joint, police have made it seem like it was just an honest mistake. But there's more to the story. Much more. Please read and share our investigation

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