Albuquerque officer tweeted about pistol whippings

June 17, 2011 9:02:23 AM PDT
An Albuquerque, N.M., police officer who avoided disciplinary action for making comments about killing people on MySpace is now being investigated for sending tweets about pistol whippings and Muslims. The Albuquerque Journal reports detective Pete Dwyer is being reassigned to desk duty during an internal investigation.

The police department discovered the posts on Wednesday, the same day the newspaper reported Dwyer would not be disciplined for past posts on MySpace, including "Some people are alive only because killing them is illegal."

The Journal reports his Twitter postings included a comment that he would pistol-whip the next person he hears saying "imma" instead of "I am going to."

Dwyer also posted that Muslims are like Chinook Salmon, "Life's great until the SEALS show up."

He could not be reached for comment.

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