Washington Post Reporter Faces Possible Contempt of Court
Gersh, Debra, Editor & Publisher
Washington Post reporter faces possible contempt of court
A Washington, D.C., appeals court is slated to hear arguments May 10 over whether a Washington Post reporter should be held in contempt of court and possibly sent to jail for refusing to reveal her source of a confidential city police handbook about a less-than-successful drug raid in 1986.
Post reporter Linda Wheeler was subpoenaed by attorneys for six D.C. policemen who are suing the city and Police Chief Isaac Fulwood Jr. The plaintiffs charge that they were improperly blamed for the failure of the drug bust because they are white.
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Publication information: Article title: Washington Post Reporter Faces Possible Contempt of Court. Contributors: Gersh, Debra - Author. Magazine title: Editor & Publisher. Volume: 124. Issue: 18 Publication date: May 4, 1991. Page number: 96+. © 2002 Editor & Publisher. COPYRIGHT 1991 Gale Group.
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