Eric Garner Case: NYPD's Twitter Fail

Critics flood social media after decision to not indict police officer.

ByABC News
December 04, 2014, 2:55 PM

— -- Here's another example of Twitter gone wrong.

Critics attacked the NYPD after it posted a tweet in response to the Eric Garner decision, writing, "The #NYPD is committed to rebuilding public trust. #Wehearyou."

The tweet came soon after it was announced that the police officer who put Garner in a choke hold would not be indicted in the man's death.

And the criticism that followed:

At about 4:15 p.m., city officials were notified by New York City's Digital Director to "stop all outbound social content until further notice."

The ban was lifted today at 1:30 p.m.

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