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Content Warning: This episode discusses a news article about violence against an individual by police officers.

A man suffering from a mental health crisis died after being arrested by Eugene police officers and knelt on by Lane County sheriff’s deputies. News reporter and Emerald alumnus Ardy Tabrizian discusses the reporting process and the importance of investigative journalism.

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Ardy Tabrizian: @ardytabrizian on Twitter


"How It's Reported" is a series from the Emerald Podcast Network designed to illuminate how journalists report on the latest news, build trust between news outlets and audiences and promote informed and engaged listeners, which are vital to a healthy democracy.

This podcast was produced by podcast desk editor Jamie Diep and edited by podcast producer Leo Phillips. Graphic: Kelly Kondo/Emerald. Music is "A Fist Full of Organs" by Evan DuPell (@evan-dupell).