I don't think Denver PD belongs to ESPIOC anymore (thou the DA's Office does). The 3 pillars of the ESPIOC are honesty, integrity and cooperation. It's not a good idea to mislead the media. It will bite you almost everytime and your agency loses the media's trust. A PIO is better off just keeping their mouth shut rather than trying to mislead.that may give them a reason to spread some misinformation.
Withholding information is one thing. Prevarication is totally different. That crosses the line.Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)
What a Police departmet withholding information?!?! Oh the humanity :evil: Come on guys, this happens all the time. 7 news just needed a "cops suck" story
You think the guy that committed the crime thought the only thing he did was drop a thermometer off the wall? And that the police wouldn't notice all that damage? That really doesn't make sense...But in this case the pio couldve givin the miss info just in case the suspect party was watching the news so that the investigation and apprehension could be more accurate and quick.
What? Why not blame the Fire Department too? They have PIO's they could of said something. Oh that's right. The fire boys are the citys hero's, can't point out their errors :evil:Withholding information is one thing. Prevarication is totally different. That crosses the line.