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Jerry Iannelli

Jerry Iannelli is an Editor for The Appeal.

He previously worked at Miami New Times, where his reporting helped get a local police chief fired, changed investigative policies at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, and exposed local cops’ plans to record the entire county from the sky from cameras mounted on Cessna planes. Jerry’s reporting directly led to Internal Affairs complaints sustained against multiple Miami cops and pressured prosecutors into filing the first on-duty shooting charges against a Miami-area cop since 1989.

His reporting won the 2019 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the 2019 Florida Press Association’s Sally Latham Memorial Award for the state’s top weekly newspaper columnist and first place in the 2019 Florida Press Club’s general news reporting category. He also once shut down an unlicensed Miami daycare that was secretly run by a cult.

‘She Just Said She Wanted To Be Believed’

More than 20 women accused Harry Morel, a longtime district attorney in Louisiana, of sexual misconduct. But Morel pleaded guilty to just a single obstruction of justice count while Mike Zummer, the FBI agent who investigated him, was fired. Now, Zummer is speaking about what he says is a grave injustice—at the hands of the Justice Department.