The video clip was reportedly shown for about 10 seconds before being taken off the screen
A local news station in eastern Washington is being investigated by police after a porn video purportedly played on a screen behind a meteorologist giving a forecast at 6 p.m. last Sunday
The Spokane Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is investigating the origins of the apparent video and how it allegedly ended up on KREM-TV during dinner, the Spokane-based Spokesperson-Review reported.
TV viewers had called the department to report the video.
It was reportedly shown for about 10 seconds before being taken off the screen.
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A spokesman for the department said investigators had not yet concluded whether the transmission of the video was a criminal act.
KREM apologized for the video in a subsequent Sunday broadcast, and owner TEGNA reiterated: “Those of us at KREM 2 would like to apologize for what happened in our 6 p.m. newscast tonight. The first half of the show An inappropriate video aired in. We are working diligently to ensure that nothing like this happens again.” Review.
The station could face a fine from the Federal Communications Commission – in 2015 Virginia station WDBJ-TV was fined $325,000 for showing sexually explicit material during a story about a former adult movie star who was a The volunteer had joined the rescue team, according to Raunak Times.
TEGNA did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ late-night request for comment.