DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Police Department is warning officers about tweeting and posting crime scene photos on Internet social media sites.
The Detroit News reports Friday that officers have been told they must adhere to the department's code of conduct confidentiality section when using sites like Twitter and Facebook.
Posting videos or photos of crime scenes now is banned. The department warns that officers can be disciplined for violating the policy.
The News reports that an officer was relegated to desk duty after a crime scene photo of a sword-wielding man taken with a cell phone was posted online.
Police union attorney John Goldpaugh says the officer likely won't be fired.
Goldpaugh says there is "a lot of gray area" in how social media should or shouldn't be used.
Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/