Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:49

A public relations stunt involving #MyNYPD got much more than NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT officials bargained for. Their Twitter hashtag suggestion actually backfired after getting flooded with police brutality images.

NYPD's Twitter page, @NYPDnews was asking everyone to tweet pictures of interactions between the public and city cops. The police department suggested they use the hashtag #myNYPD.

However, a few folks decided to use this rare opportunity to post photos of police brutality, some of which took place during the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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