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Jordan Smith is an award-winning investigative journalist covering criminal justice and women's health – and hopes the two areas never overlap.

157 articles in 2003   •   page 1 of 4

Chapman out the door, off the hook

A surprise retirement spares the APD assistant chief.

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

Lucy Neyens Asks: Is My Case Closed?

The APD sexual-misconduct case remains in official limbo.

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

Naked City

The state attorney general tells the city what it already knew.

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

Naked City

Can the state settle with the insurer without policyholders' consent?

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

Naked City

Medical marijuana backers score another victory in the appellate courts.

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

APA, Futrell Turn Up the Heat

The city manager and police union continue slinging barbs over the withholding of the King investigation results.

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2003

Naked City

A grand jury declines to indict in the death of Lennon Johnson.

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2003

Naked City

South Carolina kids file suit against drug-bust stormtroopers.

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2003

'Something Went Wrong'

Six months after he was killed by an Austin cop, Jessie Owens' family still wants some basic answers

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

Supremes to Banks' Prosecutors: 'Tell the Truth'

The death row case of Delma Banks reaches the Supreme Court.

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

Naked City

Federal judge Sam Sparks rules in favor of Lacresha Murray lawsuit against Travis Co. DA's office.

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

Naked City

The FBI continues to use the RAVE Act as a bludgeon against drug-reform activists.

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

Farmers Insurance: Off the Hook Forever?

Internal memos suggest the insurer frequently mishandled claims -- and the state may not be able to investigate.

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2003

Naked City

Mother alleges district violated her murdered daughter's civil rights.

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2003

The Chapman File

Terry Keel defends his client, but sworn testimony seems to contradict him.

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2003

Busted! Maspero Suspended for the Duration

The Williamson sheriff's own deputies say he needs to go.

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2003

Maspero: Drinking, Whizzing, Barking

The Williamson County sheriff is accused of a slew of embarrassing transgressions

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

Naked City

But don't tell Maspero what they said about him! He might get mad!

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

Naked City

The State Capitol's commandments win another round in federal court

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

Did Farmers Insurance Keep Secrets From the State?

The insurer's lawyers advised keeping the "most troublesome claims" out of sight

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Knee Won't Let Fishing Cops Off the Hook

Police chief throws more than one book at the Decker Creek Six

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Naked City

Mack Martinez steps down after a being arrested himself on drunk-driving charges

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Naked City

Texas still has a ways to go to ensure fairness in death penalty cases

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Naked City

Three inhaled -- but only one (a different one) supports decriminalization

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Stonewalling the Public: A How-To Guide

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Execution Memos: Cornyn Slams the Door

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Owens' Family Calls for the Feds

Allegations of grand jury tampering against the DA and police chief

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Naked City

Ashton Cumberbatch takes the hot seat at a low point in police-community relations

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Among the Damned

PromiseLand's Virtual Hell haunted house offers salvation to trick-or-treaters.

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

Mala Sangre: City Shoots Self in Foot, Then Reloads

The city's legal strategy -- or lack thereof -- in the Jeff White suit.

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

Is There Really a Case Against Officer Glasgow?

The grand jury indictment in the Owens shooting may be impossible to prosecute.

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

Naked City

Yet another allegation of misconduct by the beleaguered APD assistant chief.

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

Naked City

Williamson Co. investigators build a case against Sheriff John Maspero.

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

APD Officer Faces Homicide Charge in Owens Shooting

The grand jury takes an unusual step in indicting Scott Glasgow.

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

Maspero Heads for Rehab

Williamson Co. Sheriff John Maspero apologizes for public drunkenness, enters treatment.

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

Naked City

Prison reformers protest plans for a for-profit detention center near Laredo.

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

Naked City

The comedian goes to jail as his appeal goes to court.

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

'There's Going to Be Some Changes'

The latest Mala Sangre testimony dismantles the APD party line

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2003

Naked City

Leave no child untested -- for drug use, that is

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2003

Naked City

A federal indictment charges Patric Davidson as an "accessory after the fact."

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2003

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