Roswell police posting daily mug shots on Facebook

Posted at: 01/10/2013 10:23 AM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4; The Associated Press

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Roswell police are using Facebook to post photos of all those arrested each day.

Roswell Deputy Chief Brad McFadin said Wednesday that the department is posting the daily mug shots as a deterrent and to let the public know that Roswell officers are busy. He says Roswell police have long used social media as a tool for investigations but lately have been posting daily mug shots of arrestees.
Other law enforcement agencies in New Mexico also use social media to distribute images of wanted suspects.
McFadin says the department has to monitor the Facebook page since some users post "inappropriate comments" under arrestees' photos.
He says police also post photos of wanted suspects and "persons of interests" linked to pending investigations.
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