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New Mexico Cop Disciplined for Facebook Posting

April 07, 2011  | 

Albuquerque Police Officer Trey Economidy was placed on desk duty after his description of his job as "human waste disposal" came to light following an officer-involved shooting, reports the New York Times.

After the February shooting, a local television station reported the story. Officer Economidy was placed on desk duty and the agency developed a social media policy governing use by officers.

The officer later said the cynical job description was "extremely inappropriate and a lapse in judgment on my part."

Read the full story at NYTimes.com.

Tags: Social Media, Albuquerque (N.M.) PD, Facebook


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sgtsharper @ 4/8/2011 7:39 AM

Officers seem to forget that when you post comments on media based websites thousands of people see what you say. Lapses of good judgement will bite you every time, hard to take back what was said when you hit the submit button.

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