KFI News Segment with Mark Meyerhoff

CATEGORY: Authored Articles
CLIENT TYPE: Public Safety
AUTHOR: Mark Meyerhoff
DATE: Apr 09, 2021

In a recent KFI News segment with reporter Corbin Carson, Mark Meyerhoff discussed whether police officers have First Amendment rights that allow them to make comments on social media. While police officers do indeed have personal free speech rights, Mark shared that there is a significant difference between personal free speech and speech of public concern. He indicated that statements about the public should not cause a level of disruption that impacts the officer’s department (i.e. offensive comments or those that advocate violence), and that new laws call for more diversity/bias training and expanded background checks to avoid hiring officers that engage in behavior that may negatively impact their departments.

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