Friday, March 30, 2012

Sanford retracts threat to arrest reporters for contacting workers

Sanford hires 'Mistress of Propaganda' to handle media

The city of Sanford retracted its threat to arrest reporters who ask city employees questions about the Trayvon Martin case after hours.

The threat came in a press release a public relations firm hired by the city sent Wednesday, stating workers had been followed and approached at their homes by reporters working on the Martin story.

The press release said police won't hesitate to arrest members of the news media. The threat drew national attention Thursday, and by the end of the day the city retracted it.

"The City of Sanford regrets any inconvenience caused by the improvident wording of the Advisory," the Thursday release stated. Read More