For the archives: Courtroom stories rarely have a happy ending.

The court cases that tv stations hire artists to document are are almost always really sad. As a courtroom artist, I was present for a lot of trials involving the rape and murder of girl children. In 1993, I worked several. This was one of the big, highly-publicized, month-long ones I worked. There was a […]

Courtroom art documenting a Minneapolis police misconduct trial, as Derek Chauvin’s trial begins.

Mike Sauro. Lt. Mike Sauro’s 1994 police misconduct civil trial was a big deal in Minneapolis. I was a courtroom artist for the CBS affiliate, WCCO-TV, in the ’90s, and I was there for much of it. I strongly encourage those are interested in the Minneapolis police department and its history of misconduct and brutality […]