Memo told police officers to hide key crime details

From The Post and Courier:

The strategy is outlined in an internal memo obtained Friday by The Post and Courier. The Jan. 12 memo, sent to patrol supervisors by Capt. Kevin Boyd, explains that "sensitive information" about crimes should be kept from incident reports available to the media and public.

The memo erroneously states that supplemental reports can be withheld from the public until investigations are completed. In 1998, state lawmakers changed the Freedom of Information Act to stop police from hiding crime information in supplemental reports.