BOSTON (CBS) – It may not seem all that significant in the grand scheme of things that have happened this week, but there’s been a breakdown of communication between the news media and law enforcement that deserves a mention.
Wednesday afternoon, a number of well-respected news organizations and reporters, both local and national, reported that a Boston Marathon bombings suspect was in custody. Some of them reported conflicting details of the suspect’s appearance.
But by late afternoon, the FBI had issued a rare public statement dismissing the reports as “inaccurate” and careless, possibly even jeopardizing the investigation.
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