Daily News editor reacts to criticism of being ‘anti-cop’ paper

    Daily News editor Larry Platt is defending the paper’s coverage of police corruption. After criticism by some, including Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby, as being an “anti-cop paper,” Platt took to the pages today to stand up for what he says is a “pro-justice” paper.

     

    “We’re on the side of cops who conduct themselves professionally, and it is out of loyalty to them that we shine a spotlight on those who may have cut corners or abridged civil liberties,” while citing some example of positive stories about police officers that have appeared in the pages.

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