Bryan Burghart is a notable journalist and creator of Fatal Encounters (FatalEncounters.org), a searchable national database about people killed during interactions with law enforcement. He started curating the site after discovering that someone had been killed in a police altercation, but not being able to find any information on it later. Why wasn't there transparency? Why are there not any records being kept on these fatalities on an official level? And what has Brian learned during his fact-finding venture? And what hurdles did he face in the fight for information? Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) discusses it all with journalist Brian Burghart.
Brian Burghart has been editor of the Reno News & Review since 2002 and teaches Beginning Reporting at the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also a dual-master’s student and journalism instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno.