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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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LAPD 'most wanted' fugitive found through Facebook

LAPD 'most wanted' fugitive found through Facebook

For 11 years, Eduardo Rodriguez was one of LA's most wanted fugitives, an alleged Toonerville street gang member accused of killing four people - Full Story

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Utah man fired after posting anti-cop comment online

Man posted an image on Facebook from his personal account depicting a dead officer with the caption, “This is what a good cop looks like.”

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Utah man fired after posting anti-cop comment online

Man posted an image on Facebook from his personal account depicting a dead officer with the caption, “This is what a good cop looks like” - Full Story

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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

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Police: Pa. 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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

Columns

IACP Quick Take: What happens when police incidents go viral? Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

IACP Quick Take: What happens when police incidents go viral?

Getting facts out ahead of the media can save time, the integrity of your agency, and the reputation of your officers - Full Story



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