Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who won the award based on his expose of the NYPD's torture of Abner Louima in 1997.
He started out as a sportswriter in Boston.
He won a Pulitzer Prize for an expose of the New York police torture of Abner Louima in Brooklyn in 1997. The cop responsible for Mr. Louima's assault was jailed and is set for release in 2025.
He had four children with his wife Alice.
Tom Hanks portrayed him in the Broadway show Lucky Guy in 2013.