Dothan Board Weighs Officer's Facebook Posts

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DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- The Dothan Personnel Board expects to take a few weeks to decide what could be a landmark case involving the use of social media by police.

The board held a four-hour hearing Thursday in the case of Cpl. Raemonica Carney. She turned to the board after she was suspended for 10 days without pay and put on probation for two years for Facebook posts that appeared favorable to former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner.

Carney's attorney, Sonya Edwards, told the Dothan Eagle she's being retaliated against for having an unpopular belief. City attorney Kevan Kelly said the posts disrupted the department's working order. The article can be seen here,

Dorner was accused of killing four people, including two officers, before apparently killing himself in a burning cabin in February.