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.
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