If you are a Police Department Administrator, and have attended lots of media classes, as Ozzie told me he has, you know full well that when you know what will likely be perceived by some as “Bad Press” you want to hold a “Press Conference” and try and mitigate anything that might look bad. If you watched the Ozzie/Buff Episodes you will see after Ozzie told me about all his media management training I admitted that I hadn’t had a media management class since I was back on the job, several years ago, but that doesn’t mean I don’t remember the plays.
The press conference Ozzie held regarding the Holyk settlement on March 1st, 2017, for example, which Nina Culver reported on the same evening and her story was “UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 10:35 P.M.”
If you have a basket full of deplorable people detractors as Ozzie does and you can counter what could be “Bad Press” with what you think might help, it is good to try, and if you can to get that card in play. I don’t know if it is just simple coincidence but Nina Culver wrote her Pendell v Shea Story March 1st, 2017 and it was “UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 10:39 P.M.” just four minutes after the update of her Holyk story.
So, I must ask myself; “Just plain luck?” “Total Coincidence?” or “Educated Media Management?” darned if I know but interesting to me, I don’t know about you.
I also wonder should the Pendell v Shea etal case goes anywhere if the Shea, Maclay side will depose Nina Culver. That kind of brings back memories of an old case regarding former SR Reporter Jim DeFede who is now with CBS Miami.
If it was in fact Media Management…. GOOD JOB OZZIE!!!