NYPD Releases Guidelines for Social Media Use in Investigations

The NYPD has released a memo that lays out rules for using social media during investigations, but critics say the new guidelines raise questions about privacy issues, according to a report.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly released the five-page memo last week, saying police officers involved in investigations using social media can use aliases, and register those aliases with the department.

The officers can also conduct their investigation on an NYPD-issued laptop that cannot be traced back to them.

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