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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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December 19, 2014

Pa. paramedic apologizes after uproar over anti-cop Instagram post

Paramedic posted Instagram a photo of two black men pointing handguns at a white police officer under the caption: "Our real enemy" - Full Story
December 17, 2014
Calif. cop on leave after tweets threaten protesters

Calif. cop on leave after tweets threaten protesters

In the tweets, officer said he would kill anyone who threatens him or his family and that he would be off-duty at the movies with his gun if anyone "feels they can't breathe or their lives matter" - Full Story
December 17, 2014

Nordstrom fires worker over Facebook post about killing police

Aaron Hodges suggested killing a white officer for every black man killed by police - Full Story
December 17, 2014

The 5 best police dance videos of 2014

By PoliceOne Staff We all need to loosen up on the job every once in a while, and what better way to... - Full Story
December 16, 2014

'Hackathon' asks techies to aid Seattle police on sensitive-video issues

With police videos increasingly becoming subject to public disclosure, Seattle police are anxious to develop a fast — and inexpensive — way to go through a growing mountain of material and redact sensitive images - Full Story
December 12, 2014

CHP defends plainclothes cop who drew gun at protest

While standing behind the officer, CHP officials also revealed they have created phony Twitter accounts and dressed like demonstrators to do surveillance - Full Story
December 11, 2014
Calif. police protests continue, websites hacked

Calif. police protests continue, websites hacked

Several websites for the city of Oakland were knocked out in a likely cyberattack - Full Story
December 10, 2014

Community at odds over firing of Texas cops for social media posts

Community members are either rallying for or against two LEOs fired for comments made on a heated social media post - Full Story
December 08, 2014

Police kill knife-wielding man at crowded Hollywood intersection

Video captured the aftermath of the fatal shooting by officers who responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon - Full Story
December 06, 2014

Police: Garner complicit in own death

In private and on Internet chat rooms, officers say they feel demoralized, misunderstood and "all alone" - Full Story

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