Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The Latest: Facebook suspended account during standoff

The following excerpts are taken from the AP report "The Latest: Facebook suspended account during standoff" (Aug 2, 2016)

>> [...] Baltimore County police say they asked Facebook to suspend a woman's Facebook and Instagram accounts during a standoff because people commenting on videos of the law enforcement operation were encouraging her to not comply with orders from officers.

Police said they fatally shot 23-year-old Korryn Gaines on Monday at her Randallstown apartment when she threatened to kill officers and fired at them. Her 5-year-old son was with her and wounded in the arm during an exchange of gunfire, but authorities aren't sure if he was shot or hit by shrapnel. The boy is in good condition at a hospital.

At a news conference Tuesday, Chief Jim Johnson said Facebook suspended Gaines' account during the negotiations at their request. Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said police did not ask the social media company to delete any information.

Police were at the apartment to serve warrants on Gaines and her boyfriend, who left at the start of the hours-long standoff with a 1-year-old child and was arrested. [...] <<

(source: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/5582c5d3d52a48d197ad75b4dc49c1e0/latest-police-reveal-details-prior-run-woman)

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