What are the downsides of speaking with the media?

If you are a witness in the case, speaking publicly could jeopardize the investigation. 

This doesn’t mean you can’t speak or release a statement, but it should be done in consultation with your investigative team.

Depending on your level of engagement, you may also expose yourself to public scrutiny or future unwanted media attention.

Source: Pickup Communications https://www.pickupcommunications.com/resources/engaging-with-the-media-information-for-victims-amp-survivors

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