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8:18 pm
Sat February 19, 2011

Several Albuquerque Officers May Be Fired For Shocking Online Posts

Albuquerque – Several Albuquerque police officers could be fired because of remarks they posted on social networking sites.

Police Chief Ray Schultz told the Albuquerque Journal in a copyrighted story Saturday that some of the postings found during an internal affairs investigation were very problematic. The probe was launched after a gang unit officer who killed a man on Feb. 9 was found to have listed his occupation on his Facebook page as "human waste disposal."

Postings by other officers were then found on another Facebook page, called "Fans of the Albuquerque Police Department."

Schultz says those found to have posted inappropriate comments could get anything from a reprimand to termination.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com


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