DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The Dallas Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in reviewing officers’ statements on social media.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Fatally Shot By Child Who Found Gun In Vehicle At Dallas Walmart, Police Say
The review follows the publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of officers’ bigoted or violent posts.
More than 1,000 public posts from people identified as current and former Dallas Police officers were flagged by researchers with The Plain View Project, which spent two years looking at the personal Facebook accounts of police from Arizona to Florida.
The Dallas Police Department says it’s working with the project’s leader and going over each post to see if department policy was violated.READ MORE: Tony Evans Jr., Lancaster Football Player And University Of Wyoming Recruit, Killed In Shooting At Dallas Hotel
Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata says some posts may merely be dark humor or have been taken out of context.
He says the department should act if something is “a shock to the conscience.”
The Plain View Project is funded by private donations.MORE NEWS: Ramsey Clark, Dallas Native And Former US Attorney General, Dies At 93
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