SW Philly cop, a.k.a. @TheFuzz9143, giving Twitter a rest for now

    Social media-savvy police officer Joe Murray, better to known to many as @TheFuzz9143, is giving his thumbs a rest for the time being.

    Social media-savvy police officer Joe Murray, better to known to many as @TheFuzz9143, is giving his thumbs a rest for the time being.

    After 625 tweets detailing his trials and tribulations enforcing the law in Southwest Philly, Murray is waiting for official approval from Commissioner Charles Ramsey before he continues.

    Murray says it was completely voluntary. He told a blogger at westphillylocal.com that he sent a memo to Ramsey asking for permission after witnessing a few recent questionable uses of social media within the Police Department. 

    On January 11, he tweeted: “I’ve submitted a request so once it gets approved I will be let you know. If anyone has a Q in the meantime: murrayswdd@aol.com Thanks”

    His followers took it in stride.

    [View the story “So long for now, @TheFuzz9143” on Storify]

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