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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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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.
November 20, 2014

Ind. cop raises money to replace assault victim's hearing aids

Daniel White was the victim of a crime and had been beaten so badly that his hearing aids were nowhere to be found.
November 06, 2014

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.”
November 05, 2014

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.
October 02, 2014

Iowa PD's safety PSA goes viral

The West Des Moines Police Department is getting the word out on slowing down for emergency vehicles in a creative way.
September 17, 2014

Social media sleuths aid police in gay couple beating probe

Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users.
September 10, 2014

Jail using Twitter to track down unregistered sex offenders

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is finding social media to be another tool they can use in the search for missing sex offenders.



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