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NYPD Warns Officers About Facebook, Twitter

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 03.28.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department has begun policing how its officers use Facebook, Twitter and other social media. An internal order made p...

NYPD Cops Will Use Online Aliases, Traceless Laptops

Posted 09.12.2012 | New York

In a five-page memo sent out to officers last week, the NYPD presented official guidelines regarding the use of social media within probes. The Da...

Racist Facebook Cops Punished

Posted 08.30.2012 | New York

The NYPD has disciplined 17 of the department's cops who took part in a racist Facebook page titled "No More West Indian Day Parade Detail." NYPD s...

The NYPD Scandals Of 2011

Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

As tragically demonstrated by the shooting death of Peter Figoski this month, most cops are heroes willing to risk their lives to save the lives of st...

Punishing Cops for Hate Speech

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Does the First Amendment protect a police officer who makes racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic remarks? Does it matter if the remarks are made in the officer's private capacity as an ordinary citizen?

Do NYPD Cops Have To Live In NYC?

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

A local lawmaker is pushing a bill that would require NYPD officers to live primarily within the five boroughs in an attempt to curb racist misconduct...

NYPD Forms Social Media Unit To Catch Criminals

Posted 10.10.2011 | New York

The NYPD has formed a new social media unit, The New York Daily News reports, to catch criminals who use Facebook and Twitter to announce law-breaking...