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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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October 08, 2015

Attorney: LA cops who fatally shot man feared ambush related to Instagram video

An attorney for two officers that fatally shot a man said they were on high alert after a gun-wielding social media post - Full Story
October 07, 2015

Ex-lieutenant fired over gorilla Facebook post plans appeal in NJ

An investigation was launched after a citizen sent police a screenshot of the Facebook post in July - Full Story
October 06, 2015

LAPD: 90s Rap group posted video of gun flashed near officer

Police said in a statement that the video posted on Instagram was intended as entertainment and not a threat - Full Story
October 06, 2015

Photo: Fla. deputy and daughter have a tea party

A photo going viral shows the softer side of law enforcement - Full Story
October 05, 2015

Dunkin' Donuts employee writes 'Black Lives Matter' on RI cop's coffee

The officer received the message on his cup of coffee after an employee was rude to him - Full Story
October 03, 2015

W.Va. officials: social media key in albino deer kill case

The post was shared by thousands and viewed by many more and generated information that helped solve the case - Full Story
October 02, 2015
Viral video: Armed Instagram user stalks Calif. cop

Viral video: Armed Instagram user stalks Calif. cop

A video posted on Instagram shows a man armed with a gun filming a cop - Full Story
September 30, 2015

Video: Calif. police union calls for end of vilification of cops in new ad

The San Francisco police union has released new advertisements that confront anti-cop hostility in the community - Full Story
September 29, 2015
Video: ‘Blue Lives Matter’ rally draws supporters in LA

Video: ‘Blue Lives Matter’ rally draws supporters in LA

Police joined members of the community for a pro-police rally - Full Story
September 24, 2015

NC chief's 'Black Lives Matter' post illustrates the thin line cops walk online

Even if a public official has a private account, there's always the chance a friend could leak it to the public - Full Story

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