KSTP comments on #pointergate: Only passing along what our sources said

November 7, 2014
Category: Uncategorized

KSTP has finally weighed in on “#pointergate”:

Law enforcement sources alerted KSTP-TV to a photo they believed could jeopardize public safety and put their officers at risk, especially given the recent increase in gang violence. Multiple sources from several law enforcement agencies told 5 Eyewitness News the photo had the potential for undermining the work they are doing on the streets. 5 Eyewitness News blurred the individual’s face and did not name the group he was working for because police called into question only the judgment of Mayor Betsy Hodges.

KSTP ran a story Thursday night that accused the mayor of “flashing a known gang sign” in a picture with a community activist. Minneapolis’ chief of police was with the mayor during the event.

On Twitter, people called the story about KSTP’s story “#pointergate” and posted other photos of people flashing known signs.

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