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"'No,' said Malone.
"Osborne asked Malone how many stories they expected to write.
"'Twenty to twenty-four.'

"'I'm not sure I'd want to read that many stories about the Second Coming,' Osborne said.

"His decision would stand. The logo would be changed or modified."
Adams later told Gelsanliter: "I felt as if I'd been squished like a bug...These men don't understand you don't get a good performance by threat or intimidation, but by inspiring and encouraging."

The series ran under the logo: "Abuse of Authority: When Citizens Complain about Police." In April 1992, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Adams left the News later that year to accept a job at the Washington Post.

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