Hundreds of police staff investigated over use of Facebook and Twitter

Hundreds of police employees have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines at forces across England and Wales during a five-year period.

Police officers and civilians made racist and threatening comments on Facebook and Twitter, sent “friend” requests to victims of crime and uploaded images of colleagues in “compromising positions”.

A total of 828 cases were reported to police bosses, ranging from social media gaffes to sackable offences that threatened to bring forces into disrepute, according to documents obtained by the Press Association.

About a seventh (14%) of investigations resulted in no further action or finding there was no case to answer. Nearly one in 10 cases (9%) ended in resignation, dismissal or retirement.

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