Sunday, October 14, 2012

Woman accused of posting cop's pic on Facebook - Houston Chronicle

I'm not sure how it can be a crime to re-post a photo of an officer that the
officer posted online himself. It might be a different argument if the
officer was making a reasonable effort to keep his undercover work secret,
but as the article says, he was testifying in open court about his
undercover work:

"Mesquite police arrested Melissa Walthall, 30, for allegedly posting the
photo of the officer, who authorities say recently testified in a drug case
against her friend. Her Facebook post identified the person as an undercover
officer, according to a federal affidavit."

This doesn't sound like a crime to me. This sounds more like sour grapes.
I hope she has hired a good attorney.