APD Officer Disciplined for Facebook Post Back on Patrol Duty

An Albuquerque police officer disciplined for listing “human waste disposal” as his job on a Facebook post has returned to patrol duty.

KOAT television reports Officer Trey Economidy III is off desk duty and back working patrol on swing shifts in southeast Albuquerque.

The post became part of an internal affairs investigation into Economidy after he fatally shot a man in February.

Police have said Jacob Mitschelen fled after Economidy pulled him over.

Officials have said Economidy shot him after Mitschelen pulled a gun during the chase and did not obey commands to drop it.

The Albuquerque Police Department has instituted a social media policy for its officers since the Facebook post.



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