Did the NYPD really think this wouldn’t backfire on them? Come on nooooow.
And for a while it worked pretty well.
People were sharing nice pictures of NYPD officers just hanging out.
And that was nice… for about an hour…
Until people started filling the #MyNYPD hashtag with photos of alleged police brutality.
It turns out Twitter users had more than a few photos of NYPD officers looking less than friendly.
And then things got even worse when Occupy Wall Street’s Twitter got involved.
The NYPD issued a statement about #myNYPD and said Twitter provides an “open forum.”