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How Not to Get Too Burned Investigating Gangsters & Bent Cops

Police corruption, unsolved murders, organised crime and miscarriages of justice are all the rage across media platforms. But it is a hostile environment full of thugs, liars, fantasists, hidden agendas and libel. Freelance journalist Michael Gillard discusses how to operate outside the crime reporters’ lobby, keep safe, develop sources, deal with the courts and libel proof your investigation. Drawing on 25 years experience investigating police corruption, his talk will also call on a former Met detective to discuss the pitfalls of informant handling, how to talk to cops and robbers and other tricks of the trade.

3 July 2024 – How Not to Get Too Burned Investigating Gangsters & Bent Cops

15:10–16:10

Michael Gillard

Michael Gillard is a freelance journalist and author of three books on policing and organised crime in the UK. In a 30-year career he has worked on the Guardian investigation team, The Sunday Times Insight Team and across TV and radio supplying investigations and dealing with in-house lawyers.
  • 3 July 2024 15.10–16.10
Location: LG02
Talk
Crime
Investigation