Detective’s Offensive Posts Prompt Metro to Adopt New Social Media Policy

In response to concerns over a Metro Police detective who posted a racially fueled rant on Facebook last year, the department has adopted a more restrictive social media policy for its officers.

The policy, which Metro quietly adopted in July, significantly expands the department’s ability to punish officers who post controversial messages and content. The three-page policy statement, created in partnership between Metro administrators and community activists after the incident last year, states that violations “will result in the department taking appropriate action up to and including termination.”

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