SARAH L. RYLEY Investigative & Data Journalist
Hi, I'm an investigative journalist at The Trace, a non-profit newsroom that covers gun issues in America. Right now I’m focused on urban policing. If you have a tip, please see my contact page for the many ways you can reach me.
From 2012 - 2017, I was an investigative journalist, projects editor and courts editor at the New York Daily News. My reporting primarily focused on “broken windows” policing and the intersection of criminal and civil law. My work triggered numerous reforms, including the passage of the Nuisance Abatement Fairness Act and the Criminal Justice Reform Act, the creation of several new oversight units, and numerous official investigations and policy changes. My series on the NYPD's use of the nuisance abatement law to push mostly poor minorities out of their businesses and homes, done in partnership with ProPublica, resulted in sweeping changes to the law and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Prior to The News, I was an investigative producer for the national tablet publication The Daily (R.I.P.), where I delved into topics such as Homeland Security, high-profile criminal trials, the real estate market, celebrity cults and tax shelters. I started my career in 2006 as a beat reporter covering New York’s billions of dollars' worth of development projects. My earliest impacts, which I’m still very proud of, include helping to save an Underground Railroad home from eminent domain and jump-starting the construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
I studied journalism at Wayne State University in Detroit. Prior to discovering my love of reporting, I was an artist, community organizer and waitress.
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