Authorities in Missouri seem to believe the way to avoid another incident like what happened in Ferguson, Mo. last month is to better prepare officers for dealing with the media. To rectify this, the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy will educate with a special course about how to win the media over if an officer is involved in a shooting.
The course, which is actually called "Officer-Involved Shooting – You Can Win With The Media," promises that officers will enjoy learning about "Feeding the Animals," and how "No comment" is a comment that can—and will—be used against you. The most beneficial segment figures to be "Managing the Media When Things Get Ugly (think Ferguson)," which comes off just a little insensitive.
Attendance will be capped at 80 people, because only so many members of law enforcement can receive this knowledge at once.
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