The police chief of a small Alabama town is thanking investigative journalists for helping protect his cops. Mike Ready, chief of the McIntosh Police Department, publicly thanked reporters at the local FOX10 News TV station after they dug into leaks of toxic chlorine at a nearby chemical plant. The station began to investigate after a police officer fell ill when responding to a leak in February, and revealed that 738 pounds of chlorine gas had escaped. The cops now have better response gear. Said Ready: "I don't think it would have been taken very seriously if you guys hadn't have gone in and done your investigative reporting on it. You guys played a huge part.. our officers needed... this equipment."
Posted on: July 13, 2017