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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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November 06, 2014
Wash. suspect in slaying, online death photos caught

Wash. suspect in slaying, online death photos caught

Man surrendered in Oregon after police say he killed his girlfriend, posted grusome photos of her body online, and wrote that he wanted police to kill him - Full Story
November 05, 2014

Police: Md. teen planned to kill at school, weapons found

Police said they found three crude, homemade explosive devices and a gun at the 16-year-old's home - Full Story
November 05, 2014
Wash. man sought after posting murder photos online

Wash. man sought after posting murder photos online

Police say man killed his girlfriend, posted pictures of her body online and wrote that he wanted officers to kill him - Full Story
October 30, 2014

Investigation finds no Ferguson grand jury leak, but finds a 'hack'

Tweet from early October that stirred up activists result of hacked account, officials confirmed - Full Story
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



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