Social media use questionable in law enforcement

By Kellie Rowe:

When his Facebook status bar prompted Anthony Easterling, “What’s on your mind?” the Delaware police officer was quick to share it.

According to an article from USA Today, Officer Easterling of Wilimington, Del., is facing possible consequences for a questionable post on his Facebook a few days after the Fourth of July reaching 1,346 of his friends.

“A word to the wise never get drunk and trip off of meds and call a cop a n***** results broken jaw and criminal charges……WPD for life,” wrote Easterling, who is black.

Police Chief Michael Szczerba had originally stated the post would concern him if someone filed a complaint but changed his mind this past week.

He called the department’s Office of Professional Standards to evaluate the Facebook post… Read more


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