Federal police to investigate private Facebook group with racist comments by officers
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    Belgium’s federal police will open a disciplinary investigation if they can confirm that their officers made racist comments on Facebook, it said on Monday afternoon.

    On Monday, the news site Apache reported on a private Facebook group for active and retired police officers in which racist language is used and violence is glorified.

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    The federal police still has to investigate whether any of their officers are also members of the Facebook group. “We have to identify them first,” a spokesman said Monday afternoon. They added that ”simply being a member of a Facebook group does not violate our code of ethics.”

    “If members of the federal police have published racist statements, we will open a disciplinary investigation, based on our code of ethics, which is valid 24 hours a day, seven days a week, also on social networks.”

    The Brussels Times