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Meg O'Connor

Meg O’Connor is an award-winning Senior Reporter for The Appeal. She also runs our weekly newsletter.

Meg covers police, prosecutors, and the criminal legal system. She previously worked for the Phoenix New Times and the Miami New Times, where her reporting drew national scrutiny to misconduct from law enforcement officials and on six separate occasions led to the firing of five police officers and one prosecutor. Her reporting has twice caused some of the biggest police departments in the country to change internal policies and has helped spur Department of Justice investigations.

Her work has been featured on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO, The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, The Majority Report with Sam Seder, and several local news and radio stations. She also been published by VICE, CNN, The Houston Press, and Gotham Gazette, and others.

This photo is a close-up of Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel. He is wearing a dark suit.

Arizona Supreme Court Weighs Near-Total Abortion Ban

A representative for Arizona’s “unborn infants” says the state should enforce a Civil War-era ban on almost all abortions. Planned Parenthood says a newer, 15-week abortion ban should be the law instead. The Republican-stacked Arizona Supreme Court will decide.

LASD Says It Wants to Keep Hitting People in the Head

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has taken legal action against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to stop deputies from hitting incarcerated people in the head so often. Yesterday, LASD said it should not be forced to change.