Controversial tweets roil NM PD’s oversight board
By: Elise Kaplan, The Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Civilian Police Oversight Agency Board debated – but ultimately rejected – a proposal to establish a social media policy following a dustup between one of its members and the police union.
At issue are board member Chelsea Van Deventer’s Twitter posts, including one in which she re-tweets a news analysis about the federal “Blue Lives Matter Bill,” and adds “F— THIS” and others in which she references police shootings in other states.
The controversy flared during last Thursday’s CPOA board meeting, with board members discussing impartiality and whether to establish a social media policy. Ultimately, the board took no action on the matter.