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An investigation into the systemic abuse of an obscure civil enforcement law that ousted shop owners from their businesses and residents from their homes has won the Daily News its 11th Pulitzer Prize.

The News partnered with ProPublica, a web-based nonprofit, in winning the coveted award in the public service journalism category.

Daily News reporter Sarah Ryley took home the most prestigious award in journalism for her in-depth look at the NYPD’s use of the nuisance abatement law to close properties where they say crimes have been committed.

 

The series detailed how the NYPD evicted owners from their businesses and residents from their homes before they had the opportunity to make their cases in court.

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