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Canton Police Officer With Racist Social Media Post Had Disciplinary Actions, Commendations

He was punished for turning off his body camera and was accused of causing a couple crashes in city police cruisers.

In his six years on the force, a disgraced Canton police officer received several disciplinary letters and several commendations, according to his personnel file.

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Cop faces discipline for social media post

PAINTED POST – A part-time police officer, and former member of the Corning Police Department, is facing discipline after posting a comment on social media Sunday that his former police union called ‘totally reprehensible’.

Jamie M. Stewart, who currently works part-time for the Village of Addison and Village of Painted Post police departments, posted a comment in response to a post showing what appeared to be a white female and male outside a business being assaulted by a group of black individuals.

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Soldier, Police Officers In Trouble For Social Media Posts About Protests


Fulton Police Officer Put On Leave Following Social Media Post

FULTON – Today, May 30, a Fulton police officer has been put on leave pending an investigation into a social media post she made last night.

The police officer, Hunter Beckwith, had posted “Black lives only matter to black people unless they’re killed by a white person.”

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Woodbridge Township Police Dispatcher Resigns After Making Alleged Discriminatory Remarks On Social Media

WOODBRIDGE – A township dispatcher resigned after it was determined he posted “unauthorized comments” on social media, according to John Hagerty, communications director for the township.

Marc Repace, a civilian employee assigned to the Woodbridge Police Department Dispatch Center since Dec. 17, 2018, had allegedly made discriminatory remarks in response to a photo of a young black boy with a sign asking “At what age do I go from handsome to a threat?”

From CentralJersey.com


LMPD Investigating 3 Officers’ Social Media Posts About Protests

LOUISVILLE, KY —

A deadly police-involved shooting early Monday added more anger and frustration to protesters in Louisville, and now an alleged social media post from one of the officers involved is creating more controversy.

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David McAtee died after being shot at by LMPD officers and Kentucky National Guardsmen at 12:15 a.m. at the corner of 26th and Broadway in west Louisville. Police say law enforcement was there to disperse a crowd that had gathered after curfew, and that officers fired after someone in the crowd shot at them first.

From WLKY.com


Denver Police Officer Fired For “Let’s Start A Riot” Post

A Denver police officer was fired Tuesday for posting a photo this weekend of himself and two other officers in tactical gear with the caption “Let’s start a riot” in the middle of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd.

Officer Thomas McClay was terminated just a day after an internal affairs investigation was launched for violating the department’s social media policy which bars officers from making posts that could impair the department’s “working relationships” or the performance of their duties. McClay, who joined the department in October after graduating from the department’s academy, could not be immediately reached for comment. He did not have a listed telephone number and the Instagram account he posted on appeared to be deleted.

From The Associated Press