The Marshall Project has hired Daphne Duret as staff writer to cover policing. In this role, Duret will report on policing issues across the country.
"We can't wait for Daphne to deploy her considerable investigative prowess to examine law enforcement," said Susan Chira, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project. "She brings deep experience, as well as a passion for collaboration and mentoring young journalists."
Duret joins The Marshall Project from USA Today, where she served on the investigations team. While at the paper, she was part of the team that received the 2022 Hillman Prize for Newspaper Journalism for their work on “Behind the Blue Wall,” a series that revealed retaliation in police departments across the country against officers who made misconduct claims against their coworkers.
Duret’s law-enforcement journalism experience has ranged widely, from holding down the “night cops” beat at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to covering courts for the Palm Beach Post. She has written about death penalty cases and officer-involved shootings, the police response to the Jan. 6 United States Capitol attack and the history of police interactions with communities of color.
"I’m beyond happy to be joining The Marshall Project, especially at this time, when issues surrounding the justice system and law enforcement are at the forefront of our public discourse. We’ve built a strong record of consistently producing impactful work, which is something I’m looking forward to helping us continue with this team of phenomenal journalists," Duret said.
She is a graduate of Florida International University and a founding board member of D.I.M.E., a nonprofit organization empowering students in underserved areas. In addition to her passion for philanthropy, Daphne loves DIY projects and she is a classically trained flutist and oboist. She is based in Miami.
She can be found on Twitter @dd_writes.