The Dallas Police Department - or at least the chief of the Dallas
Police Department - is ruffling feathers in his attempt to take social media to the next
They now announce the firing of officers on Twitter.
Now more than ever, companies are striving for transparency in new
and extreme ways, publicly posting salary information, performance
reviews and stock shares.
But Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown has
taken the concept of radical transparency one step further: Every
time he fires an officer or employee, he announces the termination
Brown's termination tweets follow a simple format, stating the name
of the employee and the reason for the firing.
In 2013, twenty-seven
officers and employees were let go; each departure was accompanied
by a Tweet...
Below are some examples of Tweets announcing firings:
While this practice is not going over well in law enforcement circles,
there seems to be an appetite for it by their citizens as the call for
government transparency continues to grow.
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