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Past articles by Neil:

Thousands of Patients Were Implanted With Heart Pumps That the FDA Knew Could Be Dangerous

Inspectors repeatedly found manufacturing and device quality problems with the HeartWare heart pump. But the FDA did not penalize the company, and patients had the device implanted on their hearts without knowing the facts. → Read More

Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco’s tactics are controversial. Florida politicians don’t question them.

The man behind the machine Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco built a controversial data-driven approach to policing. He also built a wide circle of powerful friends who don’t question his tactics. Targeted | A Times investigation By KATHLEEN McGRORY and NEIL BEDI Times staff writersDec. 24, 2020 Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco was once asked under oath how he had landed two high-level posts in state… → Read More

Pasco’s sheriff uses grades and abuse histories to label schoolchildren potential criminals. The kids and their families don’t know.

By NEIL BEDI and KATHLEEN McGRORY Times staff writersNov. 19, 2020 The Pasco Sheriff’s Office keeps a secret list of kids it thinks could “fall into a life of crime” based on factors like whether they’ve been abused or gotten a D or an F in school, according to the agency's internal intelligence manual. The Sheriff’s Office assembles the list by combining the rosters for most middle and high… → Read More

Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families.

Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county. Targeted By KATHLEEN McGRORY and NEIL BEDI Photos by DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD Times staffSept. 3, 2020 Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco took office in 2011 with a bold plan: to create a cutting-edge intelligence program that could stop crime before it happened. What he… → Read More

How a Florida Sheriff harasses families: Watch the body-cam video

How a Florida Sheriff harasses families: Watch the body-cam video Warning: Some of the videos contain explicit language Over the past five years, nearly 1,000 Pasco County residents have been swept up in the Pasco Sheriff’s Office’s data-driven policing program. The program aims to use analytics to identify people who the department thinks are most likely to commit future crimes. Deputies create… → Read More

Sick cruise worker evacuated in St. Pete Beach

The patient was removed from the Celebrity Infinity on Thursday. A crew member had died on the ship, according to news reports. → Read More

Florida lagged behind dozens of states on coronavirus restrictions

Despite a large elderly population that is more vulnerable to the virus, the state has been slower than many others to restrict businesses. → Read More

North Tampa Behavioral Health is cashing in on Florida’s Baker Act

How one Florida psychiatric hospital makes millions off patients who have no choice Editor’s note: This story contains descriptions of self-harm. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273–8255 or the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay by dialing 2-1-1. By NEIL BEDI Times Staff WriterSept. 18, 2019 WESLEY CHAPEL — More than two… → Read More

Johns Hopkins All Children’s faces record state fines

The planned $800,000 penalty is the latest fallout from problems in the hospital’s heart surgery department. → Read More

Johns Hopkins agrees to pay nearly $40 million to two families hurt by All Children’s heart surgeries

The hospital has been negotiating with 11 families; some were struggling to afford the immense cost of care. → Read More

Family settles for $2.3 million over All Children’s heart surgery death

It is the first settlement to become public. Others are expected. → Read More

The law firm investigating All Children’s filed its report. The hospital will make big changes.

The investigation was commissioned by the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, which runs the hospital, following a Times investigation into fatal problems in All Children’s heart surgery unit. → Read More

10 Lessons From Reporting “Heartbroken”

Every investigative journalist encounters moments of doubt. Neil Bedi, an investigative reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, shares the set of rules his team followed to survive the toughest reporting challenges while reporting their Pulitzer-nominated series "Heartbroken." → Read More

In North Carolina, the New York Times reveals another heart surgery program in trouble

Problems at Johns Hopkins All Children’s have brought the risks of children’s heart surgery — and the vastly different care some institutions provide — to the forefront in Tampa Bay. → Read More

Profit at Johns Hopkins hospitals tumbled. All Children’s was to blame.

The decline was $31.7 million — 70 percent of the system’s total — compared to the first quarter last year. → Read More

Amendment 4 leader Desmond Meade tells Tampa conference the fight will continue for felon voting rights

Two weeks after the Florida Legislature added roadblocks for voting felons, conference attendees reckon with the new hurdles. → Read More

Regulators still not satisfied with All Children’s progress

The state found continuing problems with infection control, and wants a plan to fix them by early May. The federal government offered a 12-month agreement to fix systemic issues. → Read More

All Children’s works to restore faith, but families struggle to forgive

At least 11 families have filed claims with the hospital, which is admitting liability in many cases. Still, Johns Hopkins faces an uphill battle to restore trust. → Read More

Florida could have fined All Children’s millions for late reports. It went with $4,500.

The hospital had failed to properly report safety issues that affected children’s care before. → Read More

Federal inspectors find unresolved problems at All Children’s

A recent inspection found continuing issues at the hospital, although the most serious problems had been addressed. → Read More