Yesterday, I e-mailed the Broward County Sheriff’s Office media division with two questions for Chief Roy Liddicott. I asked,
That report stated that the DPD had received “undue criticism” for its handling of the lacrosse investigation, and suggested that the Attorney General’s report was “expected to validate the police department’s involvement and speak favorable of its actions.” Now that the report has appeared, does Chief Liddicott see the document as “validating” the DPD’s actions?
Also, did the Chief believe that the notetaking approach outlined by DPD Sgt. Mark Gottlieb—keeping contemporaneous notes on a dry-eraser board, which were accidentally erased—is reflective of “ a credit to our profession and a definite asset to the City of Durham,” as his report described the DPD?
The Media Relations Division has just replied: “On behalf of Chief Liddicott, we respectfully decline your request for an interview.”
It seems as if Chief Liddicott isn’t too eager to stand behind his work.