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Friday, November 6, 2015

These Irving Police Emails Detail Aftermath of Ahmed Mohammed Arrest

Posted By on Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 2:46 PM

click image He was arrested for bring a clock to school, visited the White House and is now moving to Qatar. - ISTANDWITHAHMED/TWITTER
  • IStandWithAhmed/Twitter
  • He was arrested for bring a clock to school, visited the White House and is now moving to Qatar.

Back in August, Ahmed Mohammed was arrested for building a hoax bomb, despite the fact that it was just a clock. Through the Texas Public Information Act, Vice's Motherboard obtained 230 pages of Irving Police Department emails and memos set in the aftermath of Mohammed's arrest. 

Full of vaguely worded threats, information requests, and internal chit-chat, the emails are an interesting view into crisis management. One of the highlights of this is when Officer Rodney Bergeron writes to his fellow officers that "This is what happens when we (IPD) screw something up."

  • Jason Koebler/Motherboard

The full set of documents can be seen here.

288649806 IPD Employee Emails Redacted

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