Calif. cops get calls from public after Facebook goes down

The reports to the department were apparently strong enough to warrant a response from Sgt. Burton Brink


By PoliceOne Staff

LOS ANGELES  — An officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted that Facebook problems were not a police issue after receiving calls when the website went down.

WFSB reports that users who attempted to go on Facebook Friday were greeted with a message of the site being down. The downtime lasted about an hour.

The reports to the department were apparently strong enough to warrant a response from Sgt. Burton Brink, who tweeted: "#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!"

Brink later added that these types of calls from the public were common.

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