Best of the Week


Exclusive reporting on police contracting COVID-19


Reporters Jake Bleiberg, Dallas, and Corey Williams, Detroit, coordinated with colleagues around the AP to track how many police officers were getting sick with the coronavirus. Documented with exclusive nationwide data and illustrated with photos from multiple datelines, the result was a richly reported and deeply researched story on how police departments are struggling to manage the growing tally of sick officers, which rose from a few dozen to nearly 700 in a week – including Detroit’s chief of police.

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