Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office Sends Out Questionable Tweet

| January 28, 2013

UPDATE: The Sheriff’s office has acknowledged the tweet and is investigating

This morning at 7:13am, the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office sent out a tweet. There is nothing unusual about that, as they routinely send out tweets looking for suspects. But this morning’s was a bit different.

http://twitter.com/AACOSHERIFF/status/295867107533549568

If you follow the tweet (which we suspect will be removed) it takes you to a Facebook page photo of Reb Orrell, who appears to be a Cold Case Investigator for the sheriff’s office.  The image posted comes from another Facebook page called American White History Month. Looking at the tweets about this page, it borders on a white supremacist page.

Here is a screen capture to highlight the trail:

piecesAACOSheriff

While we are sure that this tweet was a personal tweet and not one endorsed by Ron Bateman, Anne Arundel County Sheriff, it is disconcerting that there are not safeguards in place to prevent personal tweets from going out under the guise of the Sheriff’s office.

We have reached out to the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office for a comment (via Twitter) but have not heard back from them at this point.

Thank you one of our Twitter followers for alerting us to this tweet.

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  1. K Hunt says:

    How are you SURE it’s not the personal feelings of Ron Batemen?

  2. Bert says:

    Good. Idiot.

  3. John Frenaye says:

    Several people talking about it on Twitter labeled that (was not worded the best) but if you look at some of the photos—it is borderline. http://on.fb.me/X4iJW8

  4. Samantha says:

    I am guessing a coworker of his with access to both the twitter account and his FB account sent that tweet to let others know his opinions.