“One inaccurate story could destroy a career, a job, a life.”
—Paul Crawley, thirty-six-year veteran reporter
“Saying ‘we are investigating’ and nothing more is not going to cut it anymore.”
—Col. Ron Replogle, Ferguson, MO, law enforcement commander (retired)
An insightful look into both law enforcement and journalism—and the sometimes-complicated relationship between them—Blue News provides law enforcement officers and journalists windows into each other’s worlds.
- What happens inside a law enforcement agency after an officer-involved shooting?
- Why are journalists constantly searching for information sources?
- How can a law enforcement agency control their message in the media?
- What drives journalists to report on critical incidents involving law enforcement?
- How can law enforcement learn practical steps to respond to critical incidents and enhance their relationship with the communities they serve?
During a time when understanding and cooperation are most needed, Blue News offers law enforcement officers, journalists, and those aspiring to enter either profession valuable insights to be remembered throughout one’s career.
With over twenty-five years of law enforcement experience, author Lance LoRusso is an attorney focused on law enforcement issues. His insights into officer-involved shootings and the effects of media attention on law enforcement have encouraged media sources such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and FOX News to seek his opinion on law enforcement related events, training, and other issues.
The profits from this book will support law enforcement charities.