The San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Office asked the press to stop tweeting updates on the manhunt for Christopher Dorner Tuesday evening, saying the updates were “hindering officer safety.” Two CBS-owned stations — KCBS in Los Angeles and KPIX in San Francisco — complied with the request.
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) February 12, 2013
Jim Romenesko has the memo from KPIX director of operations Jim Parker:
It sounds like there is concern that Dorner may be monitoring Twitter for information as he as holed up in a cabin at Big Bear.
After consulting with CBS Local VP Andy Lindenauer, we will going forward for now “tweet our coverage – but not details as to what’s happening.”
When the search for Dorner began last week, the LAPD asked stations to not show the “tactical movements” of police officers, citing a concern for their safety.