Is this the caliber of officer and investigations that can be expected from you tools? Timmy, did you actually expect that you were going to have a top notch "whatever a COOP is" when you hire the castoffs from the agencies you absorbed?
For fecks sake man, you may have lost the evidence camera, and you want to threaten the media because this gets into their hands? What else did you lose from that camera, if indeed you did lose it?
Maybe photographic evidence that was needed to convict the gangbangers you were crowing about locking up?
In this climate you got a white officer giving the thumbs up over a dead black man? How do you justify that? How the hell do you think this is going to make the communities you serve feel, that their deceased are basically desecrated and it's all over the internet? That's cruel and callous gents, and shameful to all law enforcement.
Then you won't go on camera? What's the matter Timmy, no BBQs, hugs or kickball, so you don't want to get your face time? A real chief gets on TV even when it's bad.
Instead of sic'ing the attack dogs on Channel 4, you should be thanking them for bringing to light unacceptable behavior by at least two of your officers, with a promise to resolve this expeditiously, and with a heartfelt public apology to the grieving and traumatized mother. Maybe you could buy her a lottery ticket or some such pandering nonsense.
You know what that picture looks like, NCPC?
You remember Abu Ghraib? That's a long term stain on the United States and people went to jail over that.