Alex Emslie is a criminal justice reporter at KQED. He covers policing policy, crime and the courts.
He left Colorado and a career as a carpenter in 2008 to study journalism at City College of San Francisco. He then graduated from San Francisco State University's journalism program with a minor in criminal justice studies. Prior to joining KQED in 2013, Alex freelanced for various news outlets including the Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner and Bay Guardian.
Alex is proud of his work at KQED on a spike in fatal officer-involved shootings in Vallejo, which uncovered that a single officer shot and killed three suspects over the course of five months. Alex's work with a team at KQED on police encounters with people in psychiatric crisis was cited in amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court. He received the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists Best Scoop award in 2015 for exposing a series of bigoted text messages swapped by San Francisco police officers, and he shared a 2010 San Francisco Peninsula Press Club award for breaking news reporting on the trial following the shooting of Oscar Grant. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @SFNewsReporter.
Una comunidad trabajó tras bambalinas para asegurar que los demandantes tuvieran las declaraciones de dos testigos oculares del tiroteo fatal de Amilcar Perez Lopez antes de que el fiscal de distrito tome una decisión en cuanto a si presentará cargos criminales. La decisión se espera cualquier día.
A community worked behind the scenes to ensure prosecutors had the statements of two witnesses to the fatal police shooting of Amilcar Perez Lopez before the district attorney's decision on whether to file criminal charges, which is expected any day.