WUSF FM 2012 Murrow Entry Audio Breaking News

Sergeant Tom Baitinger and Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on suspect Hydra Lacy, Jr.
TAMPA (2012-01-01) -

On January 24, two St. Petersburg police officers were killed as they apprehended a fugitive, Hydra Lacy Jr.

WUSF responded with live coverage that day, and within hours compiled the timeline story that is the first story in the entry.

The second story, compiled the same day, recounts the suspect's long history with the police.

WUSF's third story takes place several days later at the funeral for one of the officers. Host Susan Giles Wantuck debriefs reporter Steve Newborn, who returned from the funeral only minutes before, including sound from the service.

Finally, WUSF went to the African-American community where the shootings took place to explore the ongoing tensions, as well as signs of hope, between the community there and the police.

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