25 Dal­las cops dis­ci­plined over of­fen­sive so­cial me­dia ma­te­rial

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - NATION & WORLD -

DAL­LAS — Dal­las po­lice of­fi­cials say more than two dozen of­fi­cers face dis­ci­plinary mea­sures af­ter they were found to have posted big­oted or other of­fen­sive ma­te­rial to so­cial me­dia in vi­o­la­tion of the depart­ment’s code of con­duct, in­clud­ing mock­ing protesters who were pep­per-sprayed..

Of­fi­cials an­nounced Fri­day an in­ter­nal re­view determined that 25 of­fi­cers posted or shared ob­jec­tion­able ma­te­rial.

Four of those of­fi­cers have been placed on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave be­cause of the extreme na­ture of their posts.

The find­ings come af­ter The Plain View Project last month re­leased a data­base cat­a­loging thou­sands of big­oted or vi­o­lent posts by po­lice of­fi­cers in sev­eral states.

More than 1,000 pub­lic posts from peo­ple iden­ti­fied as cur­rent and former Dal­las of­fi­cers were flagged by re­searchers.

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