Sarah L. Ryley is an investigative and data journalist. Before joining the Globe in 2021, she had been a journalist in New York for 15 years. More recently, she covered the coronavirus pandemic as a freelancer for the New York Times Opinion video team, law enforcement's failure to solve shootings for The Trace, and was an investigative reporter and projects editor primarily focused on courts and policing for the New York Daily News. Her work has led to dozens of laws and other reforms, played a significant role in dismantling “broken windows” policing in New York City, and helped free a man from prison, and has won or was named a finalist in more than two-dozen awards. Her series on the NYPD’s abuse of eviction laws, done in partnership with the Daily News and ProPublica, was the recipient of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She was born and raised in the Midwest and studied journalism at Wayne State University in Detroit.