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MU Police face criticism for series of tweets

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The University of Missouri-Columbia's police department received criticism from students and alumni after sending out a series of tweets Monday night.


The tweets came as Mizzou's men's basketball team put on a show against visiting Wagner College.

In response, MU Police wrote, "okay but can we talk about how @mizzouhoops is so good it's criminal? about to be a homicide at Mizzou arena."

As social media platforms become more and more popular, police departments across the country are taking to twitter to better connect with students and the community.

But Monday night's tweet crossed the line according to sophomore Connie Davis.

"It's cool that they're trying to be hip I guess and relate to their younger viewers or followers, but their word choice wasn't the best," said Davis.

Shortly after deleting the tweet, the department said, "of course we are kidding...no homicide, just pure talent."


The Tigers went on to win the game 99-55.

KRCG 13 reached out numerous times to both MU Police and the university, but no one was made available for comment.

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