Saturday, June 16, 2007

A1: "Witness: Taskforce lacked training, info to properly raid home"

I'm a little confused by Mirsada Buric's story on the trial over the Prescott PD getting caught with its PANTs down. (sorry, irresistible) The lead says, "The final witness in Robert Howell’s civil trial testified Friday that the Prescott Area Narcotics Task Force’s training was deficient...." In the final graph, that witness actually testified, "I feel I was defrauded in this questioning (in the federal trial). They did indeed have the training." This is the key story point, crucial to public evaluation of the lawnforcement program, but the body copy seems to undercut the lead and headline. What gives?

1 comment:

leftturnclyde said...

looks like baxter was lied to and now is pissed (and rightly so) at PANT...Im amazed that .."oh no one told us how to do our job correctly" is the basis for the cops defense in this case .Jeez , lucky howell's aim was bad or this could have been worse.