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Ethan Brown

Enterprise Editor

Ethan previously worked as a contributing editor at New York Magazine. He is the author of four investigative reporting-driven books about crime and criminal justice policy: “Murder in the Bayou” (Scribner/Simon and Schuster 2016), “Queens Reigns Supreme” (Random House 2005), “Snitch” (Public Affairs 2007), and “Shake the Devil Off” (Henry Holt). “Murder in the Bayou” is a New York Times best-seller; a five-part documentary series based on “Murder in the Bayou” premiered on Showtime in September 2019. Ethan also worked for nearly a decade as a mitigation specialist for attorneys representing indigent defendants facing the death penalty in the Deep South and elsewhere.

The Secret Story of Corruption Behind Meek Mill’s Incarceration

On Jan. 23, 2007, a pair of officers from the Philadelphia Police Department’s Narcotics Field Unit (NFU) received information from a “reliable source” that drug sales were being conducted in the vicinity of 22nd and Jackson Streets, on the city’s south side. “Numerous B/Ms” — NFU officers Reginald Graham and Sylvia Jones would later write in a […]