Melich was in the running against seven other hopefuls — including police officers, sheriff’s deputies and firefighters — from across the country. Melich’s profile on the “Amercia’s Most Wanted” website describes his pride in closing homicide cases and his dedication as an investigator. But the profile doesn’t mention Anthony, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee.
Dick Tracy Orlando was/is Orange County Sheriff Detective Yuri Melich, he was Bloging About "Tot Mom" Casey Anthony While On the Job.
DETECTIVE REPRIMANDED FOR BLOGGING ABOUT CASE; The case against Casey has grown so big, even the lead detective got caught up in the publicity. Eyewitness News has learned Detective Yuri Melich has been reprimanded by his bosses for blogging about the case online.
Melich started blogging when other bloggers started complimenting him. He told bloggers he was sleuthing the web secretly looking for clues in the case. But after he saw a lot of flattering stuff about himself, he posted on http://www.websleuths.com/ as Dick Tracy Orlando to thank bloggers for their kind words.
One blogger on http://www.websleuths.com/ claimed to be the president of the "WWYMD" fan club, meaning "What Would Yuri Melich Do?" One blogger was floored over how awesome Melich's work was after watching the interview Melich did with Casey Anthony's mother a couple of weeks after Casey's arrest. Melich signed off with, "Please continue to keep the Anthony family in your prayers."
Even so, the Anthony family's attorney, Mark NeJame, took issue with it and complained to the sheriff's office. Melich's bosses then told him to stop, concerned that his communications with bloggers would be portrayed as an endorsement of some of the other opinions they expressed against Casey.
Eyewitness News legal analyst William Sheaffer calls the issue a tempest in a teapot, but says the sheriff's office was smart to put an end to it. "Let's not give the defense or the defense supporters any issues, real or imagined, to work with in this case," he said.
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