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72 Philadelphia Officers Benched After Offensive Social Media Posts

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Officers accused of making racist, dehumanizing or otherwise biased posts were placed on administrative duty in Philadelphia and barred from presenting cases to prosecutors in St. Louis.
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Philadelphia Police Department reassigns 72 cops over racist and violent Facebook posts

Philadelphia Police Department reassigns 72 cops over racist and violent Facebook posts

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Seventy-two police officers in Philadelphia have been placed on desk duty as department officials investigate racist, offensive or violent Facebook posts, the city's top cop said. Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Wednesday that he expects several dozen officers to be disciplined and some to lose their jobs after a team of researchers compiled a database...
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Philadelphia Pulls 72 Cops After Watchdog Uncovers Thousands of Officers' Violent, Racist Social Media Posts

1 month ago   |   By Slate

“fficers commented that apprehended suspects-often black men- ‘should be dead' advocated shooting looters on sight.”
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72 Philadelphia officers placed on administrative duty over social media posts

1 month ago   |   By ABC

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 police officers have been placed on administrative duty as an investigation continues into controversial social media posts allegedly made by officers.
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Philadelphia Pulls 72 Cops Off the Street Over Allegations of Racist and Anti-Muslim Social Media Posts

1 month ago   |   By Time

Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty amid an initial investigation into a national group's accusation of officers in at least five states posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media.
Ross said he believed at least “several dozen” people would be disciplined and he expects some to be fired. The commissioner said the internal affairs division prioritized posts “clearly advocating violence or death against any protected class such as ethnicity, national origin, sex, religion and race.” An independent law firm...
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