DOTHAM, Ala. (CBS/AP) — An Alabama police officer who was suspended and placed on probation for Facebook posts about Christopher Dorner is challenging the punishments doled out by department officials.
Dorner, a former officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, is accused of killing four people, including two Southern California officers, before apparently committing suicide in a burning Big Bear cabin in February.
The Dothan Personnel Board, which is expected to take at least two to three weeks to decide what could be a landmark case involving the use of social media by police, held a hearing Thursday in the case of Cpl. Raemonica Carney.
Carney turned to the board after she was reprimanded for her posts that indicated Dorner was dismissed from the LAPD for pointing out a possible civil rights violation by a co-worker.
“You have to have walked in his shoes and experienced the things he experienced…
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