How citizen sleuths cracked the Wolverine tannery pollution case

Source:, June 12, 2019
By: Garret Ellison

Lynn McIntosh wasn’t surprised to see the police officer watching her.

McIntosh was taking samples at the city dam because she worried about contamination where people fished, launched canoes and jumped into a frigid Rogue River every Valentine’s Day for the Sweetheart Splash.

As she snapped photos and filled small bottles with sediment, Rockford officer Jason Bradley watched from his patrol car. A city employee had called police, who, according to the April 3, 2013 report, dispatched him to “observe Lynn’s actions, just for documentation.” Read more.

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