Orlando Police Department blasts WFTV…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – The Orlando Police Department went into great detail Wednesday in blasting WFTV-Channel 9’s “irresponsible reporting” about a female shooting victim at Middlebrook Farms apartment complex.

Sgt. Jim Young, spokesman for the department, ripped the ABC affiliate in an email for implying that the police had wrongly identified the victim and for incorrectly stating that she had a criminal past.

Young asked WFTV to produce a correction and apologize on the air to “demonstrate some degree of compassion for victims and their families.”

The victims in the case were identified as Khoy Williams, 24, and Jonathan Cook, 17, both of Kissimmee. They were pronounced dead at the scene….Cont….

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