NYPD cop in hot water for tweeting #Blacklivesmatter
New York Daily News reports that a New York cop is in trouble for responding to an NYPD 76th Precinct tweet with the hashtag #Blacklivesmatter.
Here is the Precinct's original tweet, from February 2016:
The officer, Gwendolyn Bishop, reportedly replied to the tweet on her personal account, "Sad day for the 76th Pct. #Blacklivesmatter." Her account, @ducklipzanddimplzz, has been removed along with all her tweets.
On Tuesday, Bishop had her departmental trial where she stated she does not remember the tweet. When pressed, she said she meant to write "#Bluelivesmatter" but her phone autocorrected to "#Blacklivesmatter" according to the New York Daily News.
Her attorney, John Tynan, noted that not only did Bishop say "#Bluelivesmatter" before, but that she did not violate NYPD social media laws as she tweeted from a private account.
Lt. Steven Rios, the 76th Precinct's integrity control officer, argued that the photo on the private account was the same as Bishop's Facebook page -- which identified her as an NYPD officer.
If found guilty, Bishop could lose vacation time and be on probation for up to a year.