Police Privilege


Officials in Lincoln, Nebraska, have apologized for falsely labeling Shayla Funk a criminal on TV and online in a Crime Stoppers segment. But they are still appealing a a judgment of more than $250,000 against the city for libeling and slandering Funk. A city attorney admits police made statements that were untrue and defamatory but insists those statements are privileged because cops made them in an attempt to solve a crime.