Dan Lawton : Journalist


Investigative & Enterprise

WV lawmakers made jail records hidden. Some now say they regret it. (Mountain State Spotlight)

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

Big payouts to planning consultant draw scrutiny (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)

Features and Profiles

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)