Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Tweeting Cop

Los Angeles police detective Sal LaBarbera is popular on Twitter (he has 3500 followers) for his enthusiastic sharing of life on the mean streets via his tweets, but some say he has crossed the line with a recent posting of a photograph of a crime scene. The picture of a murder victim has shocked some, and led to a discussion of how law enforcement interact with the public on social media websites. More here from the Washington Post, here from LA Weekly, here from the Daily Mail.

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