A.C. Thompson

A.C. Thompson

A.C. Thompson is a staff reporter for ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom based in New York, where he covers criminal justice and human rights. The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund initiated and supported his reporting on violence and police misconduct in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He has been a reporter for 12 years, mostly in the San Francisco Bay area. In 2006-2007, he was an investigative reporter for SF Weekly. For eight years before that he worked in a similar role for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. His work has also appeared in a number of national magazines. His work received the George Polk Award for local reporting in 2005. Thompson is co-author of the book Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights. Last updated July 2017


Body of Evidence

Did the New Orleans police play a role in the grisly death of Henry Glover? Eyewitness testimony and forensic evidence leads straight to NOPD personnel.

The Backstories

The Backstory: A.C. Thompson

A.C. Thompson on how it took him a year and a half to uncover a hidden story from the days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans — armed white vigilantes attacked African Americans fleeing the floodwaters with a nod and a wink from the local police.