NYPD’s Request for Cop Photos Backfires

NEW YORK -

A request by the NYPD has backfired — in a very public way, The Associated Press reported. Its request on Tuesday that people share pictures online of themselves posing with police officers caused people to start sending in photos of police brutality. Occupy Wall Street posted a photograph of cops battling protesters while other photos included an elderly man bloodied after being arrested for jaywalking. Some respondents did send in the type of police-friendly photographs officials were hoping to get. NYPD spokeswoman Kim Royster says the uncensored and open dialogue was good for the city.