Reagan Creamer
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Hearst Foundation Fellow

Reagan Creamer is an investigative journalism master’s student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She has worked as an investigative reporter for the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism and as a news producer at WTXL ABC 27 News. She specializes in investigative data and documentary storytelling. Before attending Cronkite, Reagan earned her bachelor of arts degree from Florida State University in 2020.

Police de-escalation training downsizes use of force

INDIANAPOLIS – As departments across the country implement de-escalation techniques into their training curriculums, researchers cite it as one of the most sought-after types of police reform. But activists say more must be done.

Paul Goodrich, a recruit with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, addresses field training officer Andrew Lamle during an exercise called Unknown Traffic Stop on Friday, July 8, 2022, while field training officer Joseph Dransfield looks on. It simulates real-life scenarios officers often encounter in the field. (Photo by Mikey Galo/News21)

How tragedies in traffic stops lead to reforms across the country

MINNEAPOLIS – Cities are actively working to implement traffic stop reforms to reduce the racial disparity and avoid another tragedy like Daunte Wright and Philando Castile. Reforms include banning low level traffic stops, automated enforcement, and implementing unarmed civilians.

Katie Wright sits at the Daunte Wright memorial in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Friday, July 8, 2022. The garden marks the spot where her son took his last breath after being shot in April 2021 by a Brooklyn Center police officer who said she mistook her pistol for her Taser. (Photo by Diannie Chavez/News21)