Feb. 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM ET
ATLANTA -- A Georgia law enforcement officer is under investigation for sharing way too much online – racy photos posted on social network sites.
“I didn’t think the pictures were going to be posted like that,” Walton County Sheriff's Deputy Thaddeus Lloyd told The Atlanta-Constitution. “Someone got a hold of it.”
According to the Journal-Constitution, one photograph of Lloyd, pictured in uniform next to a patrol cruiser with his hands on the buttocks of a naked woman, somehow made its way onto Myspace and Facebook.
Lloyd told the newspaper that the picture was taken 11 years ago while he was working for another city agency, not the Sheriff's Office.
The state Peace Officer Standards and Training Council is investigating Lloyd, according to the newspaper.
Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman described Lloyd as a good deputy, adding that it was a shame that one picture might cost Lloyd his career.
“I hate all this for that deputy,” Chapman told the Journal-Constitution. “But you’ve got to live by what you do.”
Lloyd isn’t the first officer to come under scrutiny.
A former University of West Georgia officer Justin Rogers was photographed urinating on a department patrol car after he was hired elsewhere, the Journal-Constitution reported. The officer voluntarily surrendered his certification in 2008.
Cops can also get in trouble for comments.
In 2011, Albuquerque officer Trey Economidy was disciplined for listing his job title on his Facebook page as "human waste disposal" for Albuquerque.
Since the post, the New Mexico police department created a social media policy for its officers, requiring the entire department to sign a code of conduct policy on social media use.
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