Ansel Herz is an investigative journalist with eight years of experience.
I’m on the left:
My work has been published by ABC News, The Nation magazine, Inter-Press Service and Seattle’s The Stranger, among other outlets, and I’ve appeared on CNN and Democracy Now! to discuss my reporting.
What are some of your most consequential stories?
A handful from Haiti:
- U.N. Peacekeepers Accused of Sexually Assaulting Haitian Teen – ABC News
The president of Uruguay apologized to Haiti after this incident and the soldiers were repatriated, though never prosecuted.
- WikiLeaks Haiti: The Post-Quake ‘Gold Rush’ for Reconstruction Contracts | The Nation
- Peacekeepers Turned Perpetrators – VICE Reports
I was the Haiti producer on this film.
And from the Seattle area:
- Inside the City’s Negotiations with the Police Union – The Stranger
The City of Seattle paid $65,000 to a private investigator who failed to uncover my source for confidential documents.
- Video: Seattle Police Jail Elderly Military Veteran for “Walking in Seattle While Black” – The Stranger
This article and follow-up reporting led to the first-ever termination of a police officer from the Seattle Police Department for racial bias.
- How the Seattle Police Secretly—and Illegally—Purchased a Tool for Tracking Your Social Media Posts
In response to this story, the Office of Professional Accountability opened an investigation into the department’s acquisition of the software.
- Judge Who Authorized Police Search of Seattle Privacy Activists Wasn’t Told They Operate Tor Network – The Stranger
The Electronic Frontier Foundation cited this report in a whitepaper on police raids.
Let me see your resume.
How does one contact you?
If you’re a whistleblower, considering e-mailing me at this address. Use my PGP fingerprint: 12ED 9001 0317 1E33 AC86 1187 B5AA 127E BBB6 B1C3. I’m on Signal at 206-841-8186. Hope to hear from you.