There is entirely too much news coverage of the "Atlanta murders" to suit some top police officials working on the cases. These investigators say the heavy coverage complicates the problem. As the toll mounted, with no arrests forthcoming, competition for fresh details became intense among reporters from around the world who were on the scene.
In the process, some information was published that police wish had not been -such as the finding of certain types of fibers on some of the victims. Use of electronic surveillance devices also was detailed.
News of such details only hetls the guilty party -or parties -to be more careful, police saym .