Paul Detrick has been producing videos at Reason TV since 2009 out of Los Angeles, California. Detrick covers police militarization, privacy and civil liberties for the channel. In 2011, he wrote and produced several documentary shorts about the Kelly Thomas police beating in Fullerton, Calif., including Cops vs. Cameras: The Killing of Kelly Thomas and the Power of New Media. His piece about the raid on OccupyLA in downtown Los Angeles was recently used by the Los Angeles County Bar Association as a teaching tool for their continuing legal education series.
His most recent piece takes a look at the debate over drone technology in American cities, called Cops with Drones: Alameda Co., CA Weighs Technology vs. Privacy. Other stories have included The Real Breaking Bad: How the Drug War Creates Collateral Damage, Transplant Denied: How Medical Marijuana Policy Kills Patients, and Cops with Machine Guns: The Killing of Michael Nida.
Detrick previously lived in Washington D.C. where he contributed to Flight Journal magazine and avoided wearing blazers. He studied political science and english at the University of California, Irvine, and is originally from Lakewood, California.