'Killer cop' Twitter account suspended after LAPD union sues its owner

March 31, 2023

The inadvertent release of the personal data of LAPD officers led to threats and a lawsuit. The Twitter account @killercop1984 was suspended after the Los Angeles Police Protective League last week sued the owner of the "killer cop" website, accusing him of publishing their photos on his website and putting out a "bounty" on them. According to the suit, a later tweet on the account allegedly included a link to a database of officer photos, along with the caption, “Clean head-shots on these #LAPD officers. Sources have said that the undercover officers whose identities were compromised in the release may number in the dozens, if not hundreds. This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.