Eric Umansky

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Eric Umansky is a deputy managing editor of ProPublica, where he has overseen two Pulitzer Prize-winning projects. Most recently, a series he edited on NYPD abuse of “nuisance abatement” laws won the Pultizer Gold Medal for Public Service. Umansky now oversees ProPublica's Trump administration coverage, including the Trump, Inc. podcast with WNYC. He also manages ProPublica's audience, engagement reporting, and research teams. Umansky is a co-founder of Document Cloud. Umansky joined ProPublica back when it started in 2008. Before that, he wrote a column for Slate. Umansky has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many others.

The NYPD Is Withholding Evidence From Investigations Into Police Abuse

The NYPD has regularly failed to turn over key records and videos to police abuse investigators at New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board. “This just seems like contempt,” said the now-retired judge who ordered the NYPD to use body cameras.

We’re Publishing Thousands of Police Discipline Records That New York Kept Secret for Decades

ProPublica obtained these police records from New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board. NYPD unions are suing to halt the city from making the data public.

The NYPD Files: Search Thousands of Civilian Complaints Against New York City Police Officers

After New York state repealed a law that kept NYPD disciplinary records secret, ProPublica obtained data from the civilian board that investigates complaints about police behavior. Use this database to search thousands of allegations.

The NYPD Isn’t Giving Critical Bodycam Footage to Officials Investigating Alleged Abuse

New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board made 212 requests for body-worn camera footage in May. The NYPD sent only 33 responses, according to a memo obtained by ProPublica.

My Family Saw a Police Car Hit a Kid on Halloween. Then I Learned How NYPD Impunity Works.

ProPublica Deputy Managing Editor Eric Umansky’s family saw an unmarked NYPD cruiser hit a Black teenager. He tried to find out how it happened, and instead found all of the ways the NYPD is shielded from accountability.

An Illustrated History of Government Agencies Twisting the Truth to Align With White House Misinformation

When Trump pushes outlandish misinformation, his federal agencies have turned it into official guidance and policy. Some have later had to reverse themselves.

A Parent at My Kids’ School Tested Positive. New York City Didn’t Tell Us and Hasn’t Closed the School.

It’s even planning to keep a school open after a student tested positive. Its stance is in strong contrast to many other cities across the country.

Trump’s Ukraine Plotting Has Been Happening in Plain Sight. So Why Didn’t We See It?

It’s not just that there’s a lot to pay attention to.

Welcome to the New “Trump, Inc.”

This week, our podcast with WNYC looks at how Trump has taken his way of doing business to the government. We’ll be here every two weeks.

The Questions Mueller Didn’t Ask

The “Trump, Inc.” team listened to all of special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony. We talk about what wasn’t said.

Meet Trump’s Other Partners on His Attempted Moscow Tower — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast

In this week’s episode, we explore some of Donald Trump’s partners — including a developer with no site and no funding — and find one reason Trump might’ve needed to enlist help from the very top of Russia’s government.

Six Tips for Preparing for the Mueller Report, Which Just Landed

Here’s what to keep in mind while waiting for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

An Emoluments Suit Against Trump Is Moving Ahead. We Spoke to a Plaintiff About What’s Next. — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast Extra

We interview the District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine about the suit, what it might uncover and why the Founding Fathers put the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution.

The Business of Silence — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast

Trump has long worked to enforce silence. And he’s been trying to take the practice to the White House.

Elliott Broidy’s All-Access Pass — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast

Our podcast investigation is back — and this time we’re looking at more than just the president’s family.

Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort: Two Cases That Shook the Trump World — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast Extra

Our “Trump, Inc.” colleagues break down the guilty plea and conviction for two of the president’s top aides.

Where Did Trump’s Cash Come From? — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast Extra

We talk to the Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold and The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson about the big mystery around the Trump Organization’s $400 million in cash deals.

We’re Hiring, a Lot. Here’s What We’re Looking For.

We’re looking for people with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise.

Help Us Dive Into the Swamp — ‘Trump, Inc.’ Podcast

On this week’s “Trump, Inc.,” we’re digging into business interests in the Trump administration.

The Many Red Flags of Trump’s Partners in India — ‘Trump, Inc.’ Podcast

The Trump Organization has five active projects in India, a country where corruption is common in the real estate industry.

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