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Alameda County Sheriff's Office Twitter account retweets white nationalist by mistake, official says

Alameda County Sheriff's Office Twitter account retweets white nationalist by mistake, official says

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office was met with a wave of furious criticism after one of the department’s public information officers said he mistakenly retweeted one of the nation’s most prominent white nationalists, Richard Spencer, from the department’s official Twitter account.

On Monday night, the sheriff’s office retweeted Spencer, who tweeted a link to a live feed of a news conference with “#UniteTheRight” in the caption.

Sgt. Ray Kelly said he was the one who did it. He is one of four sheriff’s employees who handle the department’s official account and he said he was scrolling through its Twitter feed Monday night when he came across news about an upcoming...

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