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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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January 22, 2015

Investigators nab iPad thieves when selfies appear on owner's iCloud

The men appeared in the photos displaying money they are also accused of taking from the victim - Full Story
January 21, 2015

Police: Snapchat message sparked stabbing, leaving teen dead

The teen is charged as an adult with murder and possession of a knife - Full Story
January 18, 2015

Video: Del. cop knows how to 'Shake it Off' in viral clip

A video of a bald and burly Delaware police officer enthusiastically lip-syncing to Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" is getting global attention - Full Story
January 15, 2015

Pittsburgh chief won't tweet after anti-racism sign flap

Chief has asked for a city investigation to determine if he broke regulations by retweeting a picture of him holding a sign saying, "I resolve to challenge racism @ work" with the hash tag "end white silence" - Full Story
January 14, 2015
Man threatens Ill. officer in rap video, arrested

Man threatens Ill. officer in rap video, arrested

Faces felony charges after police say he threatened an officer by name on a rap video posted to Facebook - Full Story
January 13, 2015

Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them - Full Story
January 08, 2015
Texas cop shot in face during standoff recovering

Texas cop shot in face during standoff recovering

A Texas police officer shot in the face during a standoff Tuesday is recovering after undergoing jaw reconstruction surgery - Full Story
January 02, 2015

Instagram becomes treasure trove of evidence for Fla. cops

Recent South Florida cases stemmed from photos or video posted on Instagram, the fast-growing social media site - Full Story
January 02, 2015

St. Louis man charged with threatening police on Twitter

Jason Valentine, 35, faces 10 felony counts of making a terrorist threat after several tweets in which he mentioned "Kill a Pig Night" - Full Story
December 30, 2014

Teen arrested over replica gun pointed at cop car

Montrae Toliver, 17, was arrested Monday for allegedly making a terroristic threat after posting a picture with the caption, 'Should I do it?' - Full Story

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