Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales have been accused of breaches social media guidelines that include making racist and threatening comments, posing images of colleagues in compromising positions and sending Facebook friend requests to victims of crime. The BBC reports that research by the Press Association found that of 828 cases from 2009 to February this year, nine …
The police officer behind the award-winning Night Jack blog has been revealed. The disclosure comes as a result of detective constable Richard Horton losing a legal case in which he sought an injunction against The Times to keep his anonymity.
Mr Justice Eady refused the injunction, ruling that it was in the public interest to reveal DC Horton’s identity.
The Night Jack blog had received wide praise for its honest and frank representations of police life and was awarded the Orwell special prize for blogs earlier this year.
Unfortunately the blog has now been deleted at Wordpress, although you can still read some extracts via The Guardian.
(via The FT)