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Deputy Reprimanded For Online Post

‘Black Lives Matter’ outcry leads to deletion of sheriff’s office Facebook pageImageBody A social media post lead to a Graham County sheriff’s deputy being reprimanded and sparked outrage from supporters of Black Lives Matter. Comments on a Saturday post made on the TikTok app escalated to the deputy – who Graham County Sheriff Jerry Crisp said is relatively new to the force – stating, “I really don’t remember the…

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Arroyo Grande Police Sergeant Investigated For Post Promoting Violence Against Protesters

ARROYO GRANDE, CA — The Arroyo Grande Police Department is investigating one of its sergeants for a social media post calling the Black Lives Matter movement “worthless” and advocating violence against protesters. The personnel action comes just weeks after the city pledged to include groups that support the BLM movement in its selection of a new police chief. In the post on Facebook, police Sgt. Shane Day shared an out-of-area video…

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Bethlehem Police Chief Called Out For Reposting Meme Mocking Athletes Protesting Police Violence

BETHLEHEM, PA — A Bethlehem resident called out city police Chief Mark DiLuzio for reposting a meme that mocks professional athletes protesting police violence against African Americans. The meme spoofs a scene from the movie “Jurassic Park,” using images of Los Angeles Lakers basketball player LeBron James to suggest that nobody cares about last week’s strike by NBA players and other professional athletes. Beneath the images, the person who…

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MPD Investigating Officer After Facebook Posts

MEMPHIS, TN — Racially charged Facebook posts are at the center of a Memphis Police investigation into one of its officers. FOX13 was sent screenshots of the comments which appear to have been made by an officer but that has not been verified. The comments appear to show support for the 17-year-old who is charged with shooting two black lives protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Chelsea Glass said it all…

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Nelsonville Police Officer Resigns Over ‘Insensitive’ Facebook Post

NELSONVILLE, OH — A recently hired Nelsonville police officer resigned Friday over a post the officer made on social media. Nelsonville Police Chief Scott Fitch announced the officer’s resignation in a post on his department’s Facebook page Friday night. Fitch did not name the officer. Fitch wrote that earlier in the evening an “insensitive” Facebook post made by the officer was brought to his attention. He consulted with Nelsonville City Manager Scott…

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Top Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Investigator Shares Controversial Posts On Facebook Page

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC — A top officer in the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office who oversees sensitive internal investigations has recently shared a host of inflammatory political posts on his personal Facebook account, which until Tuesday was public. A sheriff’s spokesman said the posts did not violate the department’s social media policy. Lt. Brian Baird runs most of the internal investigations into allegations of deputy misconduct at the Sheriff’s Office…

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Pasco Deputy Under Investigation After Instagram Post About Killing ‘Marxist Terrorists’

PASCO COUNTY, FL — A Pasco County Sheriff’s deputy is under internal investigation after the Tampa Bay Times asked questions about his recent Instagram posts, including one calling for people to “defend (President Trump) and the Republic against anarchist/marxist terrorists.” The posts were made on an Instagram account under the name Chino Wen. A reader who brought the posts to the Times’ attention said it belonged to Deputy Jesse Francis, who also…

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Nashville Fire Department Captain Placed On ‘Paid Administrative Leave’ Following Posts On Social Media

NASHVILLE, TN — The Nashville Fire Department reported Thursday one of its captains has been placed on paid administrative leave after questionable posts on Facebook surfaced. The public posts pertaining to race and politics were on a Facebook page that appears to belong to Captain Tracy Turner of Station 18 in East Nashville. One of the lengthier posts said in part, “What we done? We have raised a generation…

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Police Officer Fired After ‘Inappropriate’ Facebook Post

MARTINS FERRY, OH — A veteran of the Martins Ferry Police Department was fired Wednesday after city officials said he recently shared an “inappropriate” posting on Facebook about the Black Lives Matter movement. Martins Ferry Mayor John Davies and City Police Chief John McFarland held a brief press conference on the front steps of the city building Wednesday afternoon and announced veteran officer Tim Starkey was relieved of his duties after…

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Bryant Firefighter Speaks Out For The First Time Since Being Fired Over A Facebook Post

BRYANT, AR– Last week, we brought you a story about a Bryant Firefighter who was fired over a controversial Facebook post. The mayor called the post racist and inappropriate then fired the man within hours. At the time of the original story, we did reach out to Kyle Robertson for interview, but he declined. On Tuesday, he decided to share his side. “If this offended you in any way,…

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Chicago Police Officer Posts On Facebook ‘Work, Hustle, Kill.’ CPD Still Investigating After 15 Months.

When Chicago Police Officer Joshua Purkiss testified in Cook County Judge Jerry Esrig’s courtroom last August the judge said he found the officer frightening. The judge’s concern’s had nothing to do with the case, a workplace discrimination case in which Purkiss had virtually no involvement, instead it was Purkiss’ online presence that worried him. Purkiss, who is a field training officer, a job that involves mentoring young cops fresh…

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Upper Darby Officer On Administrative Leave After Admitting To Posting Racist Comment

UPPER DARBY, PA — Upper Darby police generally have a very good relationship with the communities they serve. So this is something that has shocked township officials and they vow to conduct a thorough investigation quickly. Late last month, a video of a black man being arrested in Georgia went viral. Such videos of high public interest in this era of severely strained relations between some police departments across…

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Georgetown County Firefighter Fired After Racist Social Media Posts Discovered By Woman

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC — Bob Kosto was fired Thursday morning from his job as a Georgetown County firefighter after racist and neo-Confederate sympathetic posts on his personal Facebook account were called out by the community, with county officials being made aware over the past day. The county’s spokesperson confirmed the termination. “This was the first we were aware of these posts,” said Jackie Broach, the county’s public information officer….

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Police Department Employee In Mocksville On Leave After Facebook Post About George Floyd

MOCKSVILLE, NC — An employee at the Mocksville Police Department has been placed on administrative leave following a social media post about George Floyd, officials said Thursday. Screenshots appeared to show that Christy Wikes-Jones, a police records specialist, shared a Facebook post depicting Floyd portrayed in a drawing holding a gun in his right hand and his left arm wrapped around the neck of a pregnant woman, the Winston-Salem…

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Sheriff’s Chief Of Staff Reassigned After Facebook Comments About Andres Guardado

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s chief of staff has been reassigned after making comments on Facebook saying Andres Guardado, the 18-year-old security guard deputies shot in the back in Gardena last month, “chose his fate,” officials confirmed Wednesday. Capt. John Burcher was reassigned this week to the East Patrol Division, which commands stations in San Dimas, Temple City, Industry, La Cresenta, Altadena and Walnut….

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Bryant Firefighter Fired Over ‘Racist’ Facebook Post

BRYANT, AR — People in Bryant are fired up over a Facebook post made by a Bryant Firefighter. The Mayor of Bryant called the post racist and inappropriate and said the employee has since been terminated. “It’s a racist comment and a racist post,” said Allen Scott, Mayor of Bryant, “It’s a racist post essentially jabbing Black Lives Matter and it implies that they should pick cotton and its…

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Firefighter On Leave After Ex-Union Head Alleges Medical Info Released

NEW HAVEN, CT—A Fire Department lieutenant has been placed on administrative leave and the former president of fire union Local 825 is alleging protected medical information was publicly shared. Frank Ricci filed a complaint with the fire administration after an alleged post on Fire Lt. Steven Ortiz’s Facebook page talked about Ricci getting permission for additional time to take a departmental promotion exam. Labor Director Cathleen Simpson confirmed that…

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West Chester Police Captain Who Quit ‘Made False Or Misleading’ Statements About ‘Cronyism’ Face-book Post, Probe Says

WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, OH — An internal investigation related to a “cronyism” Facebook post involving a West Chester police captain who filed a misconduct complaint against the chief found he violated policies and procedures by “displaying disrespect and disdain towards the Police Chief and his position” and “making false or misleading” statements in late January, township records released Friday show. Capt. Jamie Hensley filed his formal complaint with the…

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Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno Rages Against Latest Social Media Faux Pas By City Employee; Fire-fighter Investigated For ‘Insensitive’ Facebook Post

SPRINGFIELD, MA — Another Springfield public safety employee is under fire for what is described as an insensitive Facebook post that is being investigated to determine if it violates the social media policy for city employees. Mayor Domenic Sarno announced Friday that he has directed Fire Commissioner Bernard J. Calvi and the Personnel Office to investigate a city firefighter for “an inappropriate social media post.” The incident is the…

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Firefighter Retires After Racist Text

NEW HAVEN, CT — After sending an image to colleagues making fun of the police killing of George Floyd, a 25-year veteran city firefighter retired on July 4 — averting discipline from commissioners who said they could do little more than condemn his behavior. The now-retired firefighter in question is Bob Crisco, a 25-year veteran who worked at the Dixwell Station on Goffe Street. The Board of Fire Commissioners…

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Zionsville Firefighter On Administrative Leave For Social Media Posts About George Floyd

ZIONSVILLE, IN — A firefighter in Zionsville is on administrative leave for allegedly posting George Floyd conspiracy theories on social media. Screenshots from Battalion Chief Scott Mamaril’s Facebook account were submitted and posted on the Indiana Progressive Liberals Facebook page. Both his Facebook page and LinkedIn account appear to have since been deleted. News 8 exchanged messages with the woman who tipped off the group. She declined to be…

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‘Black Lives Do Matter.’ Meridian Township Fires Firefighter For Racist Social Media Posts

MERIDIAN TWP, MI – Officials have fired a firefighter who made racist comments on social media. Township Manager Frank Walsh said officials have fired firefighter Dennis Schrier after “serious violations of the standards of our Fire Department and this Township.” “The statement ‘Black Lives Don’t Matter’ is malicious, obscene and threatening,” Walsh said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon. “In no way do the comments embody the fabric of Meridian Township.” Walsh thanked…

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Cass County Sheriff’s Office Employee On Administrative Leave After Personal Facebook Post

FARGO, ND — Cass County Sheriff’s Office put a Non-licensed Correctional employee on administrative leave following a personal Facebook post. Cass County Sheriff’s Office said they were made aware of the post after several people called in to report it. The post has drawn attention of Native Lives Matter and many on Facebook, according to Cass County deputies. In a statement, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner said, “The Cass…

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King County Detective On Leave After Facebook Posts Surface

SEATTLE, WA — A King County detective is on leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation into “concerning” social media posts, the sheriff’s office announced Monday. The posts in question were shared on a Facebook account belonging to an employee identified on social media as Mike Brown. Screenshots of several Facebook posts were shared widely on Twitter late Sunday night, containing offensive references to two protesters hit by a car…

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