The Miami Herald is reporting Dade police director Robert Parker is ready to take on WFOR because of their ‘erroneous and reckless broadcast’ in which the station broke into regular programming and announced Parker’s son was arrested for armed robbery. Parker wants CBS4 to preserve all notes and documents relating to the October 2 2006 incident and according to a letter from his attorney he is considering a lawsuit for slander and defamation and seeking $500,000 to settle out of court.
Looks like he’s pretty determined, question remains will CBS4 pony up or risk what could be a very nasty public trial. And probably a lot of coverage from WPLG
Miami Herald – Dade police director wants CBS4 to pay
Dwight Lauderdale slamming WFOR for their blunder: