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NYPD’s Twitter photo campaign backfires with images depicting aggressive officers

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NEW YORK — The New York Police Department attempted to garner support Tuesday with a photo campaign on Twitter, but things have not gone as planned.

Earlier today, the NYPD tweeted a photo along with the caption, “Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook.”

Many took to Twitter using the hashtag to show images of officers aggressively apprehending suspects.

It’s hard to say whether the force used in many of the images tagged #myNYPD is justified or not. However, the hashtag is one of the top trending items on Twitter currently and many of the images are not painting the friendly picture the NYPD was hoping for.

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