A screen shot of the Behind the Badge OC website.

Website Blurs Line Between Journalism and PR

“Behind the Badge OC,” a site dedicated to the good deeds of police officers and firefighters, and paid for by local police agencies, is both winning local journalism awards and raising eyebrows.


Thomas Trial Begins With Echoes of Rodney King Beating

With opening arguments set to begin in the case against two former Fullerton police officers in the beating of transient Kelly Thomas, key players compare it to the watershed case against Los Angeles officers accused of beating Rodney King.


Combating the Code of Silence

To what extent did a longstanding bias among police toward
protecting their fellow officers contribute to the beating of Kelly