Va. chief: Facebook is rumor control for police

Police departments are learning to put their own spin on the news


By Zachary Reid
Richmond Times Dispatch

RICHMOND, Va. — The fragmented world of information dissemination is taking a literal turn toward law and order.

Police departments across the country and beyond are learning how to put their own spin on the news they create, and for three days this week, dozens of those departments are in downtown Richmond learning the tricks of the trade.

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