A police officer who asked a victim of crime to be their friend on Facebook received a written warning, in just one of hundreds of investigations into breaches of social media guidelines by police employees revealed by the Press Association.
Other cases include:
- Investigations into homophobic, racist or "religiously aggressive" comments.
- A civilian officer posting a comment on a Facebook account regarding the actions of Muslims in central London failing to observe a two-minute silence.
- Two special constables in Northampton who were pictured on Facebook in a "compromising position" - they resigned.
- An employee with Dyfed Powys accused of being "threatening, bullying and intimidating towards a complainant by sending private messages via Facebook."
- A Police Community Support Officer with Devon and Cornwall Police received a final written warning for posting photos on Facebook of themselves with weapons.
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