Baltimore Police Department ‘Angered’ Over WBFF Interview with Man Suspected of Beating

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By Merrill Knox Comment

The Baltimore Police Department is reportedly cancelling a partnership with Fox-affiliate WBFF after the station did not tell police it was taping an interview with a man suspected of a brutal beating.

Aaron Jacob Parsons turned himself in to the Baltimore Police Station at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. Police said they had made arrangements for Parsons to turn himself in earlier in the day, but he disappeared after taping an interview with WBFF.

The Baltimore Sun reports police “were angered” with WBFF for not communicating Parsons was at their studio, and said they would cancel a weekly segment on fugitives that the two organizations produce together.

“We were told Parsons would turn himself in after making a statement, and we had no reason to believe otherwise,” WBFF news director Mike Tomko said.

Tomko said he is hopeful WBFF can continue its partnership with the police department “when things cool down.”