Dan Lawton : Journalist

Portfolio

Investigative & Enterprise 

Big payouts to planning consultant draw scrutiny (Contra Costa Times)

In-custody deaths: DA’s investigations stand apart from other counties (Contra Costa Times)

Should California doctors on probation tell their patients? (Contra Costa Times)

Officer-involved death prompts lawsuit (Contra Costa Times)

Man screamed, ‘I can’t breathe’ before death (Contra Costa Times)

‘Assasain’s van’ suggests organized crime elements (The Advocate)

Homeless encampment under expressway swells ( The Advocate)

New Orleanians worry amid spike in armed robberies (The Advocate)

Crime Scenes & Courts

Man with assault riffle shoots three in Algiers (The Advocate)

Five weekend homicides push city’s murder rate above 2013 (The Advocate)

No arrest yet in first murder of year in St. Bernard  (The Advocate)

Witness describes 2012 gang killing (The Advocate)

Features and Profiles

Comedian’s sharp humor draws audiences ( The Advocate)

Ironman honors fallen fireman (The Advocate )

Geometry teacher pulls no punches ( Times-Picayune )

First-person essays

Winning Wailer (The Advocate) 

In Ghana, no one is a stranger for long, (Christian Science Monitor)

30 (audio essay for WWNO)