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The Fourth Estate and Law Enforcement's Eighth Deadly Sin

October 10, 2013
One would have thought that the news media—for all its protestations of harms incurred at the hands of police—might have adopted some form of its own Hippocratic oath by now. That it would swear to avoid putting cops and citizens in danger.

Drawing First Blood

October 9, 2013

Reporters rarely get all the facts right because the facts are hazy by the time their first stories are posted on the Web, broadcast, or inked onto paper. That haziness doesn't clear until the official investigation is complete. By then the reporters have created a "truth" that persists in the public consciousness.

Caught in the Media Spotlight

August 3, 2013

How do you know when your case is going to put you on the national stage? When it does, will you be prepared to defend what you did or didn't do in front of a national audience?

N.M. Chief: Extramarital Agency Affairs Are 'Nature at Play'

July 25, 2013
Albuquerque's departing police chief is receiving harsh criticism for appearing to condone extramarital affairs among his officers during an on-air interview with KOB-TV's Tom Joles.

Wounded Officer: Rolling Stone 'Could Have Picked Anybody Else' for Cover

July 18, 2013
The Massachusetts transit officer wounded in the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt told the Today Show Thursday he thought Rolling Stone magazine's cover picturing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may glorify the accused bomber.

Video: Detroit Police Arrest News Photographer

July 17, 2013
The Detroit Police Department has opened an investigation into the arrest of a Detroit Free-Press photographer by a plainclothes officer during an arrest on a public street.

Video: News Crew Defends W.Va. Officer

July 12, 2013
A news crew riding with Beckley (W.Va.) Police Cpl. C.D. McCormick defended the officer to an irate motorist after the officer pulled over the driver for talking on his cell phone.

News Crew Defends W.Va. Officer

July 12, 2013

A news crew riding with Beckley (W.Va.) Police Cpl. C.D. McCormick defended the officer to an irate motorist after the officer pulled over the driver for talking on his cell phone. Read the full story here.

Milwaukee Officer Sues TV Station for Defamation

July 3, 2013
A Milwaukee Police officer has sued NBC affiliate WTMJ for "defamation of professional reputation" after the station aired a story that showed him in a negative light even though he had done nothing wrong.

In Praise of Straight-Shooting Brass

June 19, 2013
"I suspect the only reason 110 rounds was all that was fired was that's all the ammunition they had," Sheriff Grady Judd responded. "We were not going to take any chance of him shooting back."

Conn. Law Blocks Release of Newtown Photos, Video

June 6, 2013
A new law blocking the release of photos and video from the crime scene of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was signed into law by Connecticut's Gov. Dannel Malloy on Wednesday.

Trayvon Martin: The Gunfire Next Time

April 4, 2012
For a yoctosecond, I found myself initially jumping on the P.C. bandwagon believing that if Trayvon was white that he'd still be jabbering on his cell phone today. But as the back and forth allegations of "racist shooting" and "slanted media bias" gained momentum, I wondered if the string-pulling puppeteers of the three-ring big top—CBS, NBC, and ABC—hadn't gotten the better of me.

Chicago Police Detain Reporters at Hospital

March 20, 2012
A photographer and reporter were arrested by Chicago police on Saturday as they tried to cover the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl. Hospital personnel claimed the media members were trespassing.

6 Crucial Contacts When Planning Event Security

March 8, 2012

When planning events, you'll want to involve the event coordinator (or committee); fire and ambulance services; information technology and communications; public works; the media; and organized volunteers.

La. Deputies Used Journo's Face for Target Practice

March 5, 2012
St. Bernard Parish (La.) Sheriff Jack Stephens has apologized for the "bad taste" showed by several deputies who used the picture of a television reporter during target practice.

ACLU: L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Harassed Photographers

October 31, 2011
The ACLU of Southern California has sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and several of its deputies, claiming they harassed, detained and improperly searched photographers taking pictures legally in public places.

Wild Animals Escape In Ohio

October 19, 2011

About 48 wild animals including Bengal tigers, grizzly bears, and wolves escaped from an Ohio man's 46-acre farm. Muskingum County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputies arrived on-scene to shoot and kill the animals. Watch Sheriff Matt Lutz's media briefing about the incident.

Video: N.Y. Videographer Arrested for Filming Pursuit

August 1, 2011
A Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police officer arrested a news cameraman, who had stopped to film the scene after a pursuit, for interfering with an "active investigation."

N.Y. Videographer Arrested

August 1, 2011

A Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police officer arrested a news videographer who was attempting to film the scene at the end of a pursuit.

How to Work with the Media

October 1, 2006

Before you have to work with the press, you should become thoroughly familiar with two things: the law as it applies to journalists, and your agency’s policies and procedures for interacting with members of the news media.

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