The Baltimore Post and the BCPD leadership: no mutual admiration, no love lost
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 14th July 2020
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The rocky relationship between The Baltimore Post and the BCPD continues.

Any regular reader knows we deeply admire our men and women on the ‘thin blue line.’ After all, I was in their shoes for many years.

And when it comes to the ‘rank and file’ officers in the Baltimore County Police Department (BCPD), we believe that admiration is (more often than not) mutual. We’ve done our best to be a ‘voice for the voiceless.’ They can’t speak out because they fear the retaliation that will come from above.

Speaking of “above,” we are fairly certain that is where any admiration for the Post comes to a screeching halt.

There is no mutual admiration when it comes to The Baltimore Post and the BCPD leadership.

We received information that Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt was not fond of a recent article. That news item claimed county firefighters had projectiles thrown at them when responding to a fire in Middle River.

Chief Hyatt reportedly believed our story was “inaccurate.” We stand by what we wrote based upon information received from several trustworthy sources.

Additionally, two Baltimore television stations also reported the projectile-throwing incident. Both eventually backed off from those claims once BCPD refuted the story. (Not shocking that the lamestream media would waffle so quickly when challenged.)

In an effort to settle the matter, we reached out to Sgt. Vickie Warehime, Director of the Public Affairs Section for the Baltimore County Police Department. In our email, we asked Sgt. Warehime to provide us with a copy of the 911 audio from the fire. That audio could easily prove one side (‘projectiles thrown’) or the other (‘no projectiles thrown’) correct.

She both ignored our response and sent us elsewhere to try and get information:

The Middle River statement is for the Fire Dept. Please contact FD PIO Tyson as he is handling. Our investigation is done.

We plan to reach out to the fire department to get that info. More on that quest in a future article.

Still, we remain extremely disappointed. Once again, BCPD leadership summarily dismissed our request by not providing the 911 audio. (Seems like it may be time to file another PIA request…)

This is not the first (or second, or third, or…) time BCPD administration has given us nada in response to a request. Remember the Tiki Lee’s Dock Bar incident? How about the suspicious death of Georgia Bartrum?

Both prime examples of BCPD stonewalling us at every turn.

Folks, our only agenda is to provide the truth to Baltimore County residents. Some have said that we may be the only media outlet that isn’t under the thumb of politicians, administrators, corporate cronies, and all other lamestream media darlings who control the narrative at every turn.

You can rest assured that they won’t control us. Our reporting will remain unbiased and on the side of the citizens.

 

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