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Maine Officer's "Get Up Dance Challenge" Video Goes Viral

An officer with the East Millinocket (ME) Police Department is now a lot better known among citizens than he was prior to the agency's posting of a video of the man performing a popular dance.

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Tampa Police Department Retweets Trump, Faces Twitter Backlash

The Tampa Police Department faced the wrath of anti-Trump Twitter followers after the agency's official Twitter account retweeted a post from Brad Parscale—President Trump's 2020 campaign manager—saying "#FourMoreYears" in response to actor Jon Voight's video praising the president.

Dave Smith: The Great Badge Eating Monster

In today's political climate, one action or comment others don't like could cost you your job.

CHP Officer Arrests Motorcyclist Wearing Shirt that Says, "I Don't Stop for Cops"

The agency posted a picture on Facebook of the man's back, hands in handcuffs, with a t-shirt that read, "I don't stop for cops."

Philadelphia Police Union Says Any Firings Over Facebook Posts "Out of Bounds"

Vice President John McGrody of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 said, "I don't believe any Facebook posts merit firing, based on discipline that’s been handed out through the years."

Outpouring of Support After California Officer Shot, Killed in Ambush

An officer with the Sacramento Police Department who was shot by a gunman at a domestic violence call on Wednesday night has died from her wounds, and agency leaders, elected officials, and individual citizens have all shown their deep condolences in online comments.

More than 70 Philadelphia Officers Placed on Desk Duty Following Facebook Posts

More than 70 officers with the Philadelphia Police Department have been placed on desk duty while the agency conducts an internal investigation into hundreds of officers' social media posts.

The Perils and Pitfalls for Police Officers Posting on Social Media

An organization recently made available to the media a significant database of social media posts—that they deem to be potentially offensive—from thousands of officers from places such as Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix, St. Louis, and elsewhere. Internal investigations have been launched at several of those agencies. Here's why cops need to use social media cautiously.

CT Department Says Fugitive Will Turn Himself in if Wanted Poster Gets Enough "Likes" on Facebook

The Torrington (CT) Police Department said on Facebook that a man wanted on warrants for failing to appear in court on charges that range from breach of peace to risk of injury to a child has made a deal with the agency if his wanted poster on Facebook gets 15,000 "likes."

Texas Officer Fatally Shoots Woman After She Grabs His TASER

Video of the incident was recorded by a witness and posted on social media. In the video, the woman can be heard shouting "I'm pregnant" before she was shot, but a family member said that claim wasn't true and the woman had mental health issues.