Posted by: bluesyemre | August 8, 2015

San Francisco Police Department has an “Instagram officer”


This San Francisco police officer gets paid to patrol Instagram. San Francisco Police Department has its own social-media squad. San Francisco Police Department’s Instragam Officer is not posting selfies all day; he’s using Instagram to nab criminals. Note to criminals: don’t post pictures of yourself doing anything illegal on Instagram. San Francisco Police Officer Eduard Ochoa can tell you that. He’s SFPD’s “Instagram Officer.” “[Instagram] does help us tremendously in obtaining information from suspects,” said SFPD spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza. “They post pictures of illegal activity. Some criminals even brag about it.” That’s what led to the arrest of a 17-year-old minor who went by the Instagram username “40glock-” and was later charged with two counts of possessing firearms. Officer Ochoa had been monitoring the minor’s Instagram account after becoming familiar with the minor as well as another man, Marquis Mendez, from prior investigations.

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