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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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February 20, 2015

Md. police liaison fired for Facebook post about COs

State employee's smart-alecky comment on Facebook about being "groped" by corrections officers has gotten him fired.
February 16, 2015

Okla. chief defends playful recruiting video

Controversy over a recruiting video has been stirring in the community over the past few weeks, but while some residents said it's embarrassing, the chief stands behind it.
February 09, 2015

Pa. teen takes selfie with dead body, charged with murder

A funeral is being held for a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who authorities say was shot by a teen who took a selfie with his body.
January 22, 2015

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

Two men arrested in Houston are accused of stealing an iPad and using it to take selfies that they unknowingly uploaded to the owner's iCloud account.
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January 20, 2015

College student antagonizes cop for allegedly sleeping in squad

A college student threatens to post a video to YouTube after asking a cop why his cruiser has been parked in a church parking lot for several hours in the early morning.
January 18, 2015

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.
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."
December 08, 2014

LA officers kill knife-wielding man at crowded Hollywood intersection

Video captured the aftermath following the fatal shooting by officers who responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.
December 02, 2014

Snapchat video leads Texas cops to teen vandals

Police in Houston arrested two teens for damaging a home after linking them to video posted on the popular messaging app.



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