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Social Media for Cops

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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October 30, 2014

Ky. man who posted song lyrics won't face charges

Prosecutors dismissed a felony charge against a man who spent more than a week in jail for posting violent song lyrics to his Facebook page - Full Story
October 17, 2014

Facebook unfriends federal drug agency

Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations - Full Story
October 09, 2014

MMA fighter surrenders after live-tweeting standoff

Officers arrived at his house to arrest him on warrants in connection with domestic violence and stalking charges - Full Story
October 07, 2014
Ill. authorities find fugitives with #WarrantWednesday

Ill. authorities find fugitives with #WarrantWednesday

Social media engages public and encourages them to assist law enforcement by providing locations of fugitives with outstanding warrants - Full Story
October 07, 2014
DEA agent sued over fake Facebook page in drug case

DEA agent sued over fake Facebook page in drug case

Set up account using photos and other personal information of woman arrested in drug case to trick friends and associates into revealing drug secrets - Full Story
October 03, 2014

Woman denies sending Ferguson grand jury tweet

County prosecutors said Wednesday that they were reviewing the report but had no evidence to suggest information in the tweet was credible - Full Story
October 02, 2014

Video: Iowa PD's safety PSA goes viral

The West Des Moines Police Department is getting the word out on slowing down for emergency vehicles in a creative way - Full Story
October 02, 2014

Tweet about Ferguson grand jury sparks probe

The Twitter user claimed in a tweet posted Wednesday that a friend serving on the grand jury said the panel lacked evidence to warrant an arrest of Darren Wilson - Full Story
September 24, 2014

LAPD: No, you can't recharge an iPhone in the microwave

A hoax floating around the Internet seemed so legitimate to some that even police are spreading the warning - Full Story
September 22, 2014

Mo. cops apologize for wording on media seminar flier

Community activists and others have posted about the flier on social media, saying the "gorilla" and "animals" references have racial overtones - Full Story



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