A database published Saturday by the Plain View Project cited more than 1,100 questionable Facebook posts or comments by current or former Philadelphia police officers, including 330 still on the force. The list includes 16 high-ranking members of the force — an inspector, six captains, nine lieutenants — as well as 30 women. The officers named in the database work in dozens of locations, from district precincts to the airport, from the SWAT team to the Police Academy to the radio room.
Some of the postings highlighted by the project are cited below. With each, The Inquirer confirmed that a Philadelphia officer of the same name was listed in city payroll records but did not independently verify the alleged postings. The Inquirer also tried to contact the named officers by phone and Facebook messages; each either could not be reached or did not respond to requests for comment.