Markian Hawryluk Senior Colorado Correspondent for KFF Health News, is based in Denver. He has reported on health care for more than 25 years, writing for such publications as the Houston Chronicle, American Medical News, and, most recently, The (Bend, Ore.) Bulletin. He has won numerous awards for his health reporting from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists and in 2009 won Oregon’s top reporting prize, the Bruce Baer Award for investigative journalism. In 2013, he was named a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois.
The way Sheldon Haleck’s parents see it, the 38-year-old’s only crime was jaywalking. But that March night in 2015, after Honolulu police found him behaving erratically, they pepper-sprayed him, shocked him with a Taser, and restrained him. Haleck became unresponsive and was taken to a hospital. Before his parents could get from their home in […]