Nick Ochsner

Nick Ochsner

Investigative Executive Producer

Charlotte, NC

Recent Articles by Nick

  DPS hires company for armed guard service despite history of disciplinary action

Gov. Cooper calls death records secrecy bill ‘problematic’ as lawmakers weigh changes

  Top lawmaker says NCGA will ‘revisit and correct’ bill that would limit access to death investigation records

  While you were sleeping: North Carolina legislators restrict access to public records

  As COVID-19 patients increase, hospitals prepare for surge

  NC superintendent asks auditor to investigate contract signed by state board chairman

  Judge denies state request to withhold some information about COVID-19 prison precautions

  NC kept moving hundreds of inmates during pandemic. Experts say that increased risks.

  How do cops use force in NC? Most agencies won’t say.

  NC’s prisons turn to private security guards to fill staffing gaps during COVID-19

  White House concerned by NC’s lack of COVID-19 testing

  Experts, judge voice concern as NC’s prisons resume moving inmates amid COVID-19 spread

  Emails show Republican majority on Council of State objected to Governor’s order closing restaurants

Prisons announce mass COVID-19 testing at Caswell Correctional after news investigation

  As more COVID-19 testing leads to prison workers being out, DPS asks other law enforcement if they’d work at prisons

  Media coalition sues N.C. Gov. Cooper, cabinet agencies for COVID-19 records

  Meatpacking plant COVID-19 outbreak information limited, as confirmed case numbers grow

  Senate leader demands answers after report about prison nurse’s COVID-19 death

  Nurse’s COVID-19 death raises questions about delayed testing at NC prison

  NCDOT furloughs employees amid pandemic, budget woes

  NC lags in testing for COVID-19 in prisons. Experts say more will die unless that changes

  Mecklenburg Co. courts improving virtual court access after public shut out of hearing

  Records reveal data gaps in one of NC’s key COVID-19 metrics

  The pandemic will drive up election costs. So far NC isn’t ready

  No timeline for mass coronavirus testing in NC’s prisons

  Inspection reports show past problems at nursing homes hit hardest by coronavirus

  NC care facilities, counties inconsistent in reporting outbreaks

  50 deaths, hundreds of coronavirus cases reported at area care facilities

NC health officials to identify locations of nursing home outbreaks, reversing stance on patient privacy

  Coronavirus is tearing through NC nursing homes, but the state won’t say which ones