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June 26, 2011
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Detroit PD cracks down on cops' Facebook use

The department issued a directive that will limit officers' activities online

By Gina Damron
Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — The Detroit Police Department is cracking down on how officers use social networks like Facebook.

A new directive, approved Thursday by the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, is aimed at preventing the release of privileged information. That includes information concerning crimes, accidents or violations. The directive says employees have to use discretion to avoid discrediting or disrespecting the department.

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