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72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts


Added 06-19-19 11:06:02pm EST - “Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from the street in recent memory.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced on Wednesday that 72 officers have been placed on administrative duty following an investigation into inflammatory social media posts. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced on Wednesday that 72 officers have been placed on administrative duty following an investigation into inflammatory social media posts.

The Philadelphia Police Department has pulled 72 officers off their regular duties as authorities investigate inflammatory social media posts revealed in a database that found thousands of offensive postings by current and former officers, the city's police commissioner said Wednesday.

Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from the street in recent memory.

"We are equally as disgusted by many of the posts that you saw and in many cases, the rest of the nation saw," said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross.

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