Brazil’s Federal Police Inspector General’s Office alerts it may punish misuse of social networks

The use of the Federal Police image to advertise courses and electoral self-promotion is being targeted.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Police Inspector General's Office has forwarded a recommendation to all units, indicating that the agency has established guidelines for police officers to be administratively punished for misconduct or use of the Federal Police's institutional badge or image on social networks.

According to the document, reports of inappropriate use of the "badge, symbols, or institutional image" should be analyzed by the internal affairs units.

About the posts, the report describes actions by police officers that may be punished. Among them: disclosing opinions on conflicts and internal affairs, criticizing the agency and its employees . . .

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