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Ryan Briggs is an investigative journalist who has covered politics, criminal justice and government policy since 2011. He has worked as a staff reporter for Next City, the Philadelphia City Paper, and City & State PA, while contributing stories to a variety of other news outlets as a freelancer, including WHYY.

Latest by Ryan Briggs/WHYY

‘This is a Pennsylvania problem’: Bipartisan calls for statewide action on gun violence

State Senator Sharif Street and Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal, on Friday, convened a summit in response to rampant gun violence.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

Just 1 in 10 Philly cops reported their vaccination status, but city still says no to stricter vaccine mandate

Officials in Philadelphia have doubled down on their current policy of voluntary compliance.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Nina Feldman/WHYY

AG Shapiro moves to block GOP effort to subpoena election records

The AG countered, in a court filing, that results have been audited twice already

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

Philly mandates health care and higher-ed workers, students get vaccinated by mid-October

Earlier in the week, the city also ordered businesses to again require masking indoors, unless they require proof of vaccination.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

‘A war against ourselves’: Why Pa. and N.J. are preparing now for a delta variant surge

With 53% of all residents fully vaccinated, Pennsylvania is only slightly ahead of some states hit hard by delta.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

New videos appear to show state Senator Doug Mastriano closer to Capitol insurrection than he said

In one video, Mastriano appears poised to stroll past police barricades as rioters push past them.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Katie Meyer/WHYY

Philly again suspends sheriff sales after outcry over sudden move online

The Philadelphia’s Sheriff Office will suspend auctions of distressed real estate for two months in response to inquiries into a sudden switch to online sales and subsequent critique from City Council.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

Primed: New Amazon warehouse derails land deal for SEPTA trolley facility

Plans for a new SEPTA trolley barn in Southwest Philadelphia are on hold due to a competing proposal from online mega-retailer Amazon to build a new warehouse at the same location.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

Video shows assault on Asian American worker outside Philadelphia shop

A viral video depicting an Asian American shop worker in Philadelphia being assaulted is sparking outrage.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY