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Fired LAPD Officers’ Costly Pokemon Go Decision Sends Twitter Wild

Published 01/11/2022, 9:30 AM EST

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Niantic’s Pokemon GO has been around for years, releasing in 2016, and was an era-defining title for the legendary franchise that ranges from TV shows, movies to video games. Despite the franchise’s multiple games, Pokemon GO was undoubtedly one of the most engaging ones. And it captures kids, teenagers, and adults’ attention equally.

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But what was shocking to note was the consequences of the addictiveness. In an incident, reported in 2017, that finally reached its final verdict, two LAPD officers were fired for chasing the iconic Snorlax in Pokemon GO. Now, their appeal for reinstatement into the force has been denied by the court. Leaving the Twitter community into a frenzy.


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Pokemon GO fans react to LAPD officers’ appeal denial

The Twitter community never seems to fail to come up with hysterical reactions and opinions to trending topics on the internet. And this time was no different. Varying reactions from various people continue to grow in numbers, and here are some of the best ones out there.

With a twist on a remarkable dialogue from the movies featuring police officers, a Twitter user aimed the taunt at the two officers involved in the mentioned incident.


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On the other hand, a vivid Pokemon GO fan shared his hilarious take on the case.

While another had a rather interesting take on how the case should have been handled.

Additionally, individuals resorted to memes to convey their thoughts on the hilarious yet confusing incident.

Surprisingly, some users even jokingly said the officers in question did nothing wrong. Moreover, they referred to them as “poor babies” who “did nothin wrong”.

While some fans were infuriated after learning about the incident and justifiably so. Interestingly, users started jumping on the bandwagon and started tweeting the same tweet over and over again.


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With the topic becoming one of the most interesting news of the day, what are your thoughts about the incident? Do you think the two Los Angeles Police Department officers got what they deserved? Or do you have something else in mind?


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Written by:

Tanay Grover


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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.
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