The lead on a Sunday Pioneer Press story about a Minneapolis police officer accused of holding up a bank is vague, at best.
Hoping to capture the readers' interest, reporter Frederick Melo leaves out important details from his opening paragraph, including what the story is about. Very little links the headline of the article to the lead paragraph.
The lead of this item does not find the main point or provide a summary of the article, which are two of the lead guidelines.
News elements that are present in the lead include who, although the person involved does not make this a newsworthy item, where, and when.