Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Policing police on social networking sites

"Cops tweet, too. And Facebook and Myspace. That's why one local police chief is taking steps to make sure his officers don't post anything in cyberspace that could come back to haunt them.

Utica police Chief Mark Williams says an article in a law enforcement publication prompted him to head off the problem, instead of reacting to it once it happens. Williams says some police agencies have had problems with defense attorneys mining social media websites for damaging photos and posts from police officers in order to discredit them on the witness stand during criminal trials. So Williams decided to address the issue in writing, and make it policy at UPD."
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