A Twitter account belonging to an award-winning police officer who blogs about mental health issues has been suspended, following allegation of misuse.
Michael Brown was known on the social networking service as 'Mental Health Cop'. The police inspector's blog has also been set to private.
In a statement West Midlands Police have said certain aspects of the officer's communication are being investigated and it would be inappropriate for the account to continue whilst further enquiries are made.
Our policy is intended to enable officers and staff to communicate with our communities effectively to offer an insight into our work.
It does impose some restrictions but we are, of course, an organisation that holds sensitive information so we have to ensure that there is some restraint. I also can’t imagine any organisation that would want its employees to be openly critical of it - or indeed allow it.
The policy is not intended to discourage personal perspectives and I believe a human element assists with engagement.
More top news
Police are concerned for the safety of two teenage boys, who were last seen catching a train catching a train to Sheffield.
Divers have recovered 10 First World War mustard gas bombs from the bottom of a lake.
A Polish couple have been charged with modern slavery offences after allegedly luring a childhood friend to work for a pittance in Britain.