This deeply reported multimedia project explores the failure of Minnesota’s policing and courts to serve rape and sexual assault victims. Judges called “Denied Justice” an “exceedingly thorough investigative reporting triumph" that makes an "enormous contribution to public service." They commended the series' "incredible depth" that touched everything from "decisions around anonymity to the scope of interviews, from expert sourcing to the wide range of angles explored." Originally published by the Star Tribune between July and December, 2018.
Click here to watch video interviews with women who describe their experiences reporting sexual assaults to police in Minnesota – and how that has affected their lives.
Part 1: When Rape is Reported and Nothing Happens
Part 2: How Repeat Rapists Slip by Police
Part 3: How Alcohol Foils Rape Investigations
Part 4: Police Overwhelmed and Undertrained
Part 5: Rejected by the Prosecution
Part 6: A Victim Heard, Justice Served
Part 7: Convicted for Rape, Free from Prison Time
Part 8: A Better Way to Investigate Rape
Part 9: When Rape is Reporter and Something Happens