Waco Station Airs Then Pulls Story After Police Dept. Goes On Facebook Rant

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

KXXV has retracted a story and issued an apology after a story featuring the Waco Police Department aired Thursday night.

The story featured a man who accused a police officer of assaulting him. But according to a post on the department’s Facebook page, issued the next morning, the station never reached out to verify the man’s claims.

Last night at 10:00 pm Channel 25 (KXXV) did a news story that was inaccurate and untruthful. We would like to clarify the points of misinformation they told their public and put out the actual facts of what occurred for those interested to read. I will also say that KXXV made absolutely no attempt to verify the information with us before they produced the story.

24 hours after the story aired, the Raycom-owned ABC affiliate pulled the story and issued an apology on-air and on social media.

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Once the station acknowledged its mistake and issued the apology, the department thanked them.

You can see the original Waco Police post here.