Police try to uphold 'need to know' rule; divulging details hinders cases

By Donna Leinwand
USA Today

After the murder of a Pensacola couple known for adopting disabled children, the local sheriff divulged details of the slaying in dozens of interviews and daily news conferences.

Five days after a mass murder in a Brunswick, Ga., mobile-home park, information is dribbling out from a police chief who declines to discuss the case.

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