Why Sofie Formica is defending the WA Police Force amid hospital photo backlash
The Western Australia Police Force have come under fire for sharing a photo of Cleo Smith in hospital following her miracle rescue.
Critics argue sharing the photo wasn’t in the family’s best interest, but rather, is self-serving for the police media.
Sofie Formica said she’s “really glad” the photo went online.
“They completely [diffused] anybody trying to get the first photo of that little girl,” she said.
“We know that would be a really valuable photograph to any news organisation, to any paparazzi photographer to get photographs of her – particularly the first.
“Didn’t it mean that we all sort of put that to rest?”
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