‘We are going to respond back’: NYPD brass get into social media war with journalists over ‘false info’ in crime coverage

NYPD brass say they’re mad as hell at what they deem to be inaccurate reporting about the department’s policies, and they’re not taking it anymore — by publicly calling out journalists online. However, elected leaders and the media say its inappropriate and unbecoming of police bosses. 

Tensions between NYPD brass and the city’s press corps have been high of late, as top police officials and journalists have traded barbs over social media regarding crime coverage.

Police executives have been using their department-issued accounts on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) in an unprecedented manner by critiquing several articles and the journalists who write them, stating they are sick and tired of being publicly shamed for inaccurate reasons.