On April 13th, the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) posted on their facebook page a video of an assault on an apartment security guard. The video, shown below, shows three black men beating a white security guard. The video contains foul language.
The facebook post came 12 days after the incident.
The video was included in story posted by the Miami Herald on April 13th at 9 pm.
However, a google search reveals no story on the Tallahassee Democrat website. The Tallahassee Democrat did share the TPD facebook post on Saturday, April 14th.
Also, TPD has not provided a press release describing the incident.
How quick does TPD normally post press releases on notable crimes?
Today April 17th, TPD issued this press release: “The Tallahassee Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is currently investigating a robbery at 3190 Apalachee Parkway which occurred at approximately 9:55 a.m.this morning. ”
TPD stated on the facebook post that on April 1, 2018, an unauthorized pool party was hosted at Aqua Palms Apartments, 1600 Old Bainbridge Road. The security officer charged with asking the party-goers to leave the premises was battered by three male subjects.
The Tallahassee Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s help in identifying these three subjects. If you have any information, please call TPD’s Violent Crimes Unit at 850-891-4200, message us on Facebook or call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.
Why isn’t the TD covering this crime?
Why didn’t TPD issue a press release?