WBEZ | Operation Greylord http://www.wbez.org/tags/operation-greylord Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Pulitzer-prize winning investigative journalist Maurice Possley revists Chicago's crooked ways http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/pulitzer-prize-winning-investigative-journalist-maurice-possley-revists-chicagos-cr <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/cook county justice flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Pulitzer-prize winning journalist <a href="http://www.mauricepossley.com/" target="_blank">Maurice Possley</a> worked as an investigative reporter for nearly 25 years for the <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Tribune</em></a>. As a federal courts reporter and then as a deputy metropolitan editor, he unearthed great misconduct and wrongful convictions. He had a front row seat to the FBI's infamous investigation into Cook County's court system during <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-chicagodays-greylord-story,0,4025843.story" target="_blank">Operation Greylord</a> in the 1980s. Former Gov. George Ryan cited Maurice&rsquo;s reportage and that of his colleagues at the <em>Chicago Tribune</em> as playing a role in his historic decision to institute a moratorium on the death penalty in Illinois in 2000 and commute the death sentences of 171 death row inmates to life in prison without parole.</p><p>During its <em>Mayor Monday</em> look at corruption and transparency in Chicago, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to Possley about what he saw during his years in the reporting trenches and whether or not a new mayor could turn this ship around.</p><p>Possley is currently working for the <a href="http://law.scu.edu/ncip/" target="_blank">Northern California Innocence Project</a> at Santa Clara University School of Law.</p></p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:54:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/pulitzer-prize-winning-investigative-journalist-maurice-possley-revists-chicagos-cr