Border Patrol Story
425 words in length.
Do not use the wording provided. Instead, rewrite, Quotes,
indicated by quotation marks, of course, may be used verbatim.
Be sure to properly attribute information. It is also important to
keep in mind that the suspect has not been found guilty. He is
only accused of the crime.
You are writing for an online Tucson publication, so it is not
necessary to include the state in your story.
Be mindful of the fact that there are two versions of what happened. The cops offer one version, and the suspect’s lawyer another.
NOTE: The first paragraph of every assignment is called the lead. It is important the lead be no longer than 35 words. Subsequent paragraphs should not exceed 40 words.