myNYPD backfires

New York City’s Police Department got more than it bargained for when its social media office thought it was a good idea to ask Twitter users to share photos of their interactions with cops.

Looking to share a bevy of positive interactions, @NYPDNews, tweeted: “Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook.”

While many shared happy photos of cheerful cops at baseball games, parades, and parks, several others used the hashtag to highlight the department’s troubled, and often brutal history, particularly with minorities.

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