Alison Flowers is an investigative journalist and producer at the Invisible Institute. She created and appeared in the podcast “Somebody” about the 2016 murder of Courtney Copeland (co-produced by the Invisible Institute, The Intercept, Topic Studios, iHeart Radio in association with Tenderfoot TV). She is the author of "Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence and Identity," and a two-time winner of the Hillman Foundation’s Sidney Award. In 2019, she co-produced the SHOWTIME documentary 16 Shots on the police killing of Laquan McDonald.
A Police Killing in St. Louis Remains Shrouded in Darkness
In the city with the highest rate of police killings, open investigations pile up while the family of Cortez Bufford waits for answers.
Somebody PodcastWho Shot Courtney Copeland?
Somebody, Episode 1: Shapearl Wells wants to know who killed her son Courtney. But her grief turns into suspicion when police start asking her questions.
Somebody PodcastIntroducing Somebody, an Investigative Podcast
Shapearl Wells wants to know who killed her son Courtney. The cops won’t help, so she sets out on her own investigation to find the killer.