Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Officer: Facebook Postings Didn't Warrant Firing

Can you believe it? Our blog has nearly one million page hits and we didn't even get an honorable mention.

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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I worked with OJ Concepcion at Dekalb PD. He was a nice guy and a good cop but I had noticed his facebook posts getting a bit out of control.

Anonymous said...

Ok folks, use your own judgement..here are some of OJ's posts..He posts "We are hitting it hard from N Wood to Lake Placid" in response to another person's question, which was "Are you working PC (plainclothes) tonight?" My God, he just gave away the entire operation!! Even if it is only his friends who see it, all of them are NOT police!! Common sense dictates that you do NOT post "About to do a big operation with DEA/FBI" and when asked what kind of operation, reply "Drug takedowns." People, if you are posting anything job related on your FB, please stop; if you think there won't be a directive real soon prohibiting FB job related information, think again. Especially those of ya'll in the UC biz. I am aware that common sense is in short supply, but please, DON'T be the next OJ!! OJ is a good guy..but apparently lacking a lot of common sense.

Anonymous said...

Get real, what person would post what he posted. What a ego.

Slamin Ethel said...

OJ I believe you have fallen off the wagon, what were you thinking.
Lets see you say that your account was set on private.
You then say that you have approximately 300 friends that can view your account.
Would it not be fair to say that those 300 people could possibly share your info with their 300 other friends.
Now surely you can see how this would escilate and have the potential for a problem you dummy.
You sit back and jeopordize other officers lives by releasing this information.
Even ol Ethel knows when to keep her mouth shut in fear of a good ol smack down.
Hell I can remember when you worked for Dekalb you would bad mouth them as well.
Now I understand that people are disgruntal from time to time, but you have to be smart enough not to attach your name to it unless your asking to be fired.
Now personally I find it ridiclous that grown men sign up for facebook, or my-space.
Thats a girly page you idiots, so If you are on there you must have a lonely life with a void in it.
Crack open a Creative Loafing mag and look in the back if your that lonely Mr. Bald Man Walking!

Anonymous said...

This is exactly why I have no interest in having a Facebook or My Space page at all. I am seeing too many people in the news including officers and teachers getting burned for sharing what they do in their lives.

In the cases of OJ and the teacher recently, both stated that they had their "privacy settings" set to personal or whatever it is. Apparently, those "settings" are not secure enough.

Tough break, OJ. I sounds to me the firing was too harsh. I think a suspension would have sufficed. I hope you can be reinstated. But, if not, I wouldn't mind seeing you come back over here. If you made this unfortunate mistake, punishment is one thing. I don't believe it's fair for you to be crucified.

Good luck and best wishes, OJ.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm.....OJ Simpson.....OJ Concepcion.......anyone else see a trend here? (Must be the initials)

Anonymous said...

I was OJ's friend on Facebook, but only because I knew him from DeKalb...he was just out of control with those posts though. He would post something every 5 minutes it seemed like and all the officers working under him would comment to kiss his butt. He got too relaxed and said some stupid stuff and deserved getting fired especially for posting your location for a drug raid...HELLO STUPID! I really don't like him now...pulling the race/ethnic card to try and get your job back..what a loser!

Beef Stick said...

OJ how and the hell can you play the race card?
It never seems to amaze me that when any race other than the white race is fired, it becomes racially motivated.
Funny how I have sat and listened to OJ myself tell racial jokes, your pathetic.
Liz please help him!

Anonymous said...

OJ IS A MORON! What a great way to through out a good job...post dumb crap like a girl on Facebook. Oh and about pulling the race card...THAT IS WHAT GOT YOU THE JOB IN THE FIRST PLACE!

Anonymous said...

Warning: Facebook is a juvenile practice for those that feel the need to share every aspect of their lives with so many people. Yes juvenile and ego motivated, feed the Id. Facebook will become a new clearing house for information to be used against you, either fraud/extortion/threats. If you are young don't create one please your future employer does not want to see you kissing the same sex. If you are older, well follow Ethel's advice.
Rock on, take names, be safe.

Anonymous said...

You deserved to get fired. You are stupid aren't you. yeah you would post way tooo much crap on facebook.It's like hello fat boy no one cares to read about you 24/7 except for your stupid followers who were really just kissing your butt. You are egotistical and selfish. How do you not think you are putting lives in danger. I hope you never work law enforcement again. You need to go bag groceries...keep it simple. Oh and claiming that you are being discriminated against? are you kidding. I'm a minority and it's shameful that you are using that to get your job back. I hope they see threw your b.s. Hellooo not cuz ur lation its cuz ur stupid. okay get over it I here food lion is hiring get on it fat boy

Anonymous said...

Its a shame.. a nice guy who made several bad decisions.. I think part of the issue was that he was made a supervisor way way too soon in his career. I believe this is a trend in law enforcement that I've seen a lot lately. That last sgt's list had several names the envoked laughter and fear. Being a Sgt. takes some time and judgement.. and no not all vets need to be bosses thats obvious. As for the FB amd myspace.. common sense is common sense.. When dudes get busted for stupid drinking tricks I don't give up my Guinness!! Never!!!... Happy Birthday Mr Guinness!!!!

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that OJ is using the "race card" as part of his suit against Sandy Springs. It was his "RACE" that got him the job in the first place. Well it was his race and his ability to speak spanish to all of the imigrants on roswell road.

Mike Dewald needs to check himself too. He is posting way too much info and pics of his drug enforcement activity.

Beef Stick said...

Mike Dewald is an aggressive officer and brings in alot of money for Sandy Springs.
That is why his misdeeds have been overlooked, such as the make out session that was caught on camera at Perimeter Mall Security last year in his patrol car.
This was covered up by a certain Major within his department.
But look dont just take my word for it subpoena the records you will see for yourself.
The difference between OJ and Dewald "MONEY" it makes a department overlook alot.
Sorry Mike I like ya but its the truth

Anonymous said...

Or the difference could be that one put officers lives in jeopardy by disclosing the locations of upcoming operations, and the other one gave his girlfriend a kiss on duty.

Anonymous said...

Who thinks the post about Dewald, kissing, money, and the Major came from OJ?

Anonymous said...

Look dummie I seen the tape it was an hours worth of making out in a PD unit, with a girly who wasent his wife.
You do the math it was covered up and kept quite by a Sandy Springs Major.
Yea he was given a week on the beach for his actions but never the less the media was left out the loop on purpose wasent it ol DAVEY BOY!
Like Beef Stick said look into his file you will find the evidence there.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the forum, OJ!

Anonymous said...

Is your hole not deep enough OJ? Just when I thought you might have learned your lesson about posting on the internet you prove me wrong.

Who else would complain about Dewald and be able to say they saw the alleged tape?

OJ, your case was kept out of the media by your department too! You are the one who ran to the media about it!

Some people just never learn.

Anonymous said...

Unless OJ has been rehired by Dekalb, why are we talking about this?

Leave to Sandy Springs that which belongs to Sandy Springs....

I'm more worried about officers driving patrol cars with over 150,000 police miles on them.

They don't even keep rental cars that long.

What does CALEA have to say about patrol cars passing the 150K mark?

skepticalofnet said...

wow.

Anonymous said...

Everyone does not know the details of OJ's termination. He never gave out operation details. The only location he posted was for a day labor detail which yielded 13 arrests. He was the hardest working supervisor in the department. Other officers have done far worst things but were covered up. That's why OJ plays the race card....

skepticalofnet said...

on 1/1/10 anonymous posted.
He never gave out operation details. The only location he posted was for a day labor detail which yielded 13 arrests.

what! he never....then the only location he posted.

thats called doubled talk, or not quite sobered up from the new years eve partying.

Obviously OJ still attempting to defend stupid actions. I have to wonder if OJ had been mature enough to accept responsiblity for his actions if he would still be employed.

cant fix stupid OJ.