PODCAST: Jeremiah Dobruck talks about the reporting that produced ‘Broken’

On this special episode of “Can You Hear Me, Long Beach?” Breaking News Editor Jeremiah Dobruck and Managing Editor Melissa Evans talk about the decision to look deeper into the killing of Rosa Hernandez, who was beaten with an electric scooter.

While the circumstances of Hernandez’s death were shocking, the circumstances of the person alleged to have killed her, Amad Rashad Redding, were not: the once-promising student had struggled with mental illness for much of his adult life.

Dobruck’s reporting, along with that of Stephanie Rivera, looked into how the paths of these two strangers became intertwined and produced “Broken” an in-depth look at the circumstances surrounding the crime.

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Steve Lowery began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he planned to spend his entire career. God, as usual, laughed at his plans and he has since written for the short-lived sports publication The National, the L.A. Daily News, the Press-Telegram, New Times LA, the District and the OC Weekly. He is the Arts & Culture Editor for the Post, overseeing the Hi-lo.