"We want the information to be accurate," Webster said. "We're going to take this as an opportunity to look at our whole media policy."
Webster added that, after speaking with Eggleton, he doesn't believe there was malice or favoritism fueling his actions.
"I don't think there was any gain personally for Bobby," Webster said. "He thought Reale was suicidal based on his behavior."
Jones said no action will be taken against Eggleton or anyone else at the police department.
"Perhaps [Eggleton] was showing compassion to somebody else," Jones said. "Leaving him off that press release was a real mistake. It shouldn't have been done, and it won't happen again."
George Manahan, CEO of public relations firm The Manahan Group and Reale's spokesman, wrote in a statement that the two "are disappointed" in the city's response to Reale's dismissed citation.
"Phil has been appreciative of the professionalism that has been shown to him by the city police department and the city attorney," the statement reads.
But Manahan said that because Jones has indicated the city is considering re-filing the charges, it would be inapproriate for him to discuss the situation further.
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