Aimee Ortiz is a reporter on the Investigations Desk. She was previously a general assignment reporter on the Express Desk.
The United States is rolling out a reimagined suicide prevention number to address a national mental health crisis. But funding and staffing issues have left some questioning whether it’s ready.
By Aimee Ortiz and Steve Eder
Jesse Powell, who leads the crypto exchange Kraken, has challenged the use of preferred pronouns, debated who can use racial slurs and called American women “brainwashed.”
By Ryan Mac and David Yaffe-Bellany
It has the trappings of popular social media, a young audience and explicit content on suicide that other sites don’t allow. It is linked to a long line of lives cut short.
By Megan Twohey and Gabriel J.X. Dance
Despite a lack of evidence, warnings about dangers lurking in treats have been an annual ritual for decades. The newest twist involves weed.
By Daniel Victor and Aimee Ortiz
You can still safely celebrate the ghoulish season, but trick-or-treating and other celebrations may have to be modified to protect against coronavirus infection.
By Aimee Ortiz
Holly Barlow-Austin was kept in “deplorable and inhumane conditions,” deprived of water and denied medications, according to a lawsuit filed this week in federal court.
Wrongly convicted Black defendants were slightly more likely than whites to be victims of misconduct, especially in drug and murder investigations.
The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was terminated for “excessive use of force” after a video showing him pinning and punching Roderick Walker, 26, was circulated widely on social media.
By Allyson Waller and Aimee Ortiz
Nicolas Chavez, 27, was killed by the police in southeast Houston in April, during a confrontation that was partly recorded by a bystander’s cellphone.
By Aimee Ortiz and Alan Yuhas
Killed by an Atlanta police officer just weeks after George Floyd’s death touched off nationwide protests, Mr. Brooks became a potent symbol.