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Police Investigate Report Of Officer Posting Photo Of Dead Body On Facebook

Boston Herald via YellowBrix

January 05, 2010

NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford police officer is being investigated for allegedly posting a picture of what appears to be a dead body on her Facebook page, reports the Standard-Times.

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The photo depicts an apparent crime scene. The body is face-down on a couch, next to a coffee table. The floor is cluttered with trash.

New Bedford police spokesman Lt. Jeffrey P. Silva said the picture — if it is authentic — may depict an overdose victim. It is unclear whether the person is a man or woman.

“There will be an internal investigation to see if this is true,” Silva said. “Right now, this is just an allegation.”


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    mkiprotection

    over 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    That is NOT cool!

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    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    A total lack of thought process here, just plain stupid.

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    BSPD88

    over 4 years ago

    2208 Comments

    I know of people in law enforcement that are on face book, get into detail about what they are doing while working, what they did when they were working, how may tickets, where they patrol, so forth and so on ... personally, I feel this is information that is not for public viewing, such as myspace, facebook etc ... I do not have an account on either site, it is very easy for people to track people down, and with that, think of it this way: People who do not like police, whether it be someone you arrested, now has a grudge against the officer, gang activity (looking to do a hit) or whatever ... they find an officer who writes about their day at work, how many tickets, areas they patrol, etc ... these people have all the time in the world to basically follow you around, know your activity until it is time to strike. This also allows attorneys who are aggressive enough to have a field day with us law enforcement officers, trying to dig up information to use against us. So pretty much, it is important we all use common sense and good judgement as to what sites we use and post comments. Sad, but, we are under microscopes.

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    Jimvg

    over 4 years ago

    440 Comments

    Once again...common sense is not common.

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    alexy

    over 4 years ago

    3970 Comments

    Just dumb

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    Strobelight140

    over 4 years ago

    7516 Comments

    Lets hope that it was a "staged" picture, not that it makes it alright to post something of this nature on a public site or any other site for that matter. Thats kind of morbid either way.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Why would you post that? Common sense here!

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    mz66

    over 4 years ago

    3852 Comments

    Echoing others who said "common sense", you should not need a special rule to know not to do this. However, we live in a society where lawyers make companies print stuff on plastic bags like "don't put bag over head" and things like that. The old saying goes "some people just need practical advice."

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    nightwatch

    over 4 years ago

    356 Comments

    definatley not the thing to posting and sharing with your "frineds"

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    Slappy23

    over 4 years ago

    158 Comments

    Sounds like one depressing picture to post anywhere...

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    mhare

    over 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    Doesn't sound like a whole lot of common sense was being used...

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    over 4 years ago

    2484 Comments

    Wow there's a shocker a police officer to stupid to realize that you DON'T post certain work related things on facebook, myspace, twitter and all of the other BS sites... How many officer's have too get jammed up and loose their job before we realize its not worth it. I am quite sure that by now all departments small or large have some kind of SOP in place or directive to dictate what is appropriate behavior for off-duty officer's and these type of websites...

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    kcop1

    over 4 years ago

    124 Comments

    A little common sense goes a long way...

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    50428 Comments

    Sometime I really wonder what officers are thinking.

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    NCYoungBlood

    over 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    Not cool, what in the hell is wrong with this officer if it is a true crime scene.

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