Officer Tommy Norman claims he's no longer allowed to post on social media while on-duty

When Officer Norman found this pregnant mother and her two-year-old sleeping on the sidewalk, he couldn't just leave them.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock police officer Tommy Norman, who is known for the amazing interactions with the community he polices, posted a video on Wednesday saying that he can longer post such videos while on-duty.

In a video, Norman said he was informed by superiors within the police department that he can not post photos or videos on his social media pages while wearing his badge.

"There's a policy in effect at the police department that prohibits you from posting on-duty that is now going to be enforced," he said.

Norman said he has to respect the decision despite being unhappy with it.

Recently, Norman received an outpouring of support after helping a pregnant homeless woman and her baby while on-duty. He said he had to help the domestic abuse survivor and was amazed by the response of people willing to "make a difference to change this family's life."

"Don't give up on me, I was born to do this," Norman said, before ending the video.

In response, the North Little Rock Police Department said they did not tell Norman that he couldn't post on social media. The department said they made Norman aware of a policy and any posts had to be approved through the Media Relations Unit.

"The department greatly supports the work that Officer Norman has done and will continue to do in our community," the police department said in a statement.

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