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Great work on your investigative story

San Luis Obispo

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Colin Rigley’s “Paso’s cop headache” (Aug. 18) was superb. It was a casebook study of what investigative reporting should be, but rarely is. Alas, it says legions about what bureaucracies (police and otherwise) too often embrace: staying silent and circling the wagons when criticized. It also says legions about why people often shun getting involved. “Don’t question authority” and rather go silently into the night, partly to avoid getting involved.

It’s clear Rigley did his homework in bringing the Bromby case into the light. The reporter and New Times are to be congratulated for their efforts. Award material.

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