Graham Rayman has been a writer for The Village Voice since 2007. He has covered the New York City Police Department on and off for nearly 17 years. Previously, he was at Newsday where he covered many of the high profile cases of the 1990s, including Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, and Patrick Dorismond. He was at Ground Zero on the day of the 9/11 attacks, and covered the aftermath for two years. He was embedded with a U.S. Marine Corps battalion at the start of the Iraq War and covered the effect of the Iraq War at home. Along the way, Rayman won a series of awards for Newsday, including those for the Staten Island Ferry crash and corruption in the city’s day care industry. Rayman’s NYPD Tapes series for the Village Voice has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the Polk Award, the Harvard Goldsmith award, and a half-dozen other prizes.