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In the Social Media for Cops section you’ll find news reports and expert articles dealing with all things social media. Facebook and Twitter are being used by officers to connect with each other, with the public, and with departments around the world, sometimes for fun and other times to help solve crimes.
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September 22, 2015

Ga. woman who threatened cops’ lives online says she was being ironic

The woman was arrested after she made threats against law enforcement on social media - Full Story
September 20, 2015

Video: Calif. police under fire over footage of tackled teen

Tuesday morning's confrontation has prompted protests and a flood of comments to the department's Facebook page - Full Story
September 20, 2015
Ky. police ask public to ignore YouTube video of slain trooper's final radio calls

Ky. police ask public to ignore YouTube video of slain trooper's final radio calls

State police are encouraging the public to refrain from sharing the audio on social media out of respect for the family - Full Story
September 16, 2015
Video: NC chief retires after 'Black Lives Matter' Facebook post

Video: NC chief retires after 'Black Lives Matter' Facebook post

The chief said nobody supports him as he walked out of a Town Hall meeting - Full Story
September 15, 2015

NC police chief's 'Black Lives Matter' Facebook post being reviewed

The NAACP and other leaders are looking into a post by a veteran police chief on his personal Facebook - Full Story
September 14, 2015

Man mistakenly texts Fla. narcotics cop for drugs

A man looking to buy and sell drugs accidentally texted a police captain in the local department’s narcotics unit - Full Story
September 12, 2015

Man admits helping launch cyberattack on a Mo. county police union website

The attack took down the St. Louis County Police Association website from three Twitter accounts that he controlled - Full Story
September 10, 2015

Ill. city approves $125K Twitter lawsuit settlement

The lawsuit lawsuit filed by a man whose home was raided by police over a fake Twitter account he created of the mayor - Full Story
September 09, 2015
Video: Woman stops by Colo. police station to hug officers

Video: Woman stops by Colo. police station to hug officers

The woman told police she was upset about the deaths of law enforcement members nationwide - Full Story
September 08, 2015
Video: Fla. officer’s emotional plea goes viral

Video: Fla. officer’s emotional plea goes viral

An officer’s testimony about the perils of policing has gained momentum online - Full Story



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