ABC Investigates Producer for Doctored Live Shot
A wide photograph of the crime scene shows staged police tape tied to pieces of ABC's camera equipment.
ABC News says it is investigating one of its producers after seeing evidence that a live camera shot on Good Morning America Friday was enhanced by falsely stringing police tape in the background.
Reporter Linsey Davis was reporting from a field in Woodruff, S.C., about a woman allegedly held captive in a storage container by a registered sex offender.
Behind her was yellow police tape with the words, "Sheriff's Line Do Not Cross." Yet a wide photograph of the scene shows the police tape was actually tied to pieces of ABC's camera equipment. The incident was first reported by CNN Money.
ABC spokeswoman Julie Townsend said the doctored shot was "completely unacceptable." The report's producer has been called back as ABC investigates the incident.