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Bad Watchdog

What happens when the watchdog tasked with overseeing the most powerful law enforcement agency in the country doesn’t do its job?

In a six-part series, host Maren Machles and POGO investigative reporters uncover a shocking pattern of misconduct at the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, which resulted in a failure to investigate some of the most troubling events in recent history.

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Bad Watchdog is part of The Democracy Group, a network of podcasts that examines what’s broken in our democracy and how we can work together to fix it.

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Bad Watchdog Episode 2: The Tip of the Iceberg

Bad Watchdog Episode 2: The Tip of the Iceberg

Government forces teargassed a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White...

January 26, 2023 |Podcast

Podcast Series Trailer: Bad Watchdog

Podcast Series Trailer: Bad Watchdog

What happens when the watchdog tasked with overseeing the most powerful law enforcement agency in the country doesn’t do its...

January 18, 2023 |Podcast