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Social Media for Cops

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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November 16, 2015

2 Calif. deputies put on leave after arrest video released

The video was released on YouTube by the San Francisco public defender's office - Full Story
November 14, 2015

Minn. ACLU launches app to record police interactions

Police say the app is troubling because it encourages people to be present in unsafe situations - Full Story
November 12, 2015

Cyber attacks shutdown Calif. department's website

It’s unclear why the websites were targeted - Full Story
November 12, 2015

Police: Mo. student's shooting threat mimicked gunman's in Ore. attack

The threatening posts showed up on the anonymous location-based messaging app Yik Yak - Full Story
November 12, 2015

Yik Yak social media service can reveal user data to police

Yik Yak's fine print says the service can disclose to police each user's Internet protocol address and GPS coordinates - Full Story
November 11, 2015

Mo. university police arrest 1 amid online terrorist threats

The posts were widely disseminated across the Internet and local media - Full Story
November 10, 2015

Ohio captain suspended after wearing pro-pot pin on uniform

The captain has asked for support from anyone who supports the legalization of marijuana - Full Story
November 10, 2015

2 Philly cops investigated after sleeping photo surfaces on social media

The names of the officers have not been released - Full Story

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