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NYPD Officer Suspended After Posting Brooklyn Raid to Snapchat, Police Say

(DNAINFO)  Danielle Tcholakian | December 26, 2016 — The officer posted a photo on Snapchat of a handcuffed Brooklyn family, police said.

An NYPD officer was suspended without pay after posting a photo of a handcuffed family to Snapchat, police said.

Police confirmed the picture was accompanied by the caption, “Merry Christmas Its NYPD.”

The incident was first reported by ABC 7.

Officers with a warrant raided the family’s Brownsville home at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 and placed everyone in the apartment in handcuffs during the search, police confirmed.

Police said the warrant authorized the officers to search the apartment on Dumont Avenue, the Associated Press reported. The officers remained there for about three hours, reports said.

The NYPD did not provide information on why the apartment was being investigated, other than to say they were looking for someone at that address. The person ultimately was not found there, the NYPD said.

The suspended officer works with the 73rd Precinct, the NYPD confirmed, though police did not name him.

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