Update: 7/14: more on this from AP via CBS Boston.
Update 5/18: Great story in the Globe this morning on this. The Taunton police lieutenant who wrote the post is unapologetic, but Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal of
@LawyersCom_MA correctly notes that cops are effectively mocking people with mental health or substance abuse issues here.
Should the police be cracking jokes and humiliating people they arrest via social media? That’s what happened this week in Taunton, MA.
There was a story that originated from the Taunton Police Department Facebook page about a woman charged for DUI after an accident.
It did have the unusual angle that this woman also happened to have a lizard in her bra. This admittedly odd fact made it clickworthy, so it was picked up by local, regional and then national media. [Read more…]