Pinellas Deputy Under Review For Posting That Most Killed By Cops ‘Deserved It’

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Monday his agency is opening an internal affairs investigation into a jail deputy who posted a Facebook comment saying that most people who die at the hands of police deserve it. Deputy Jay Dugmore, 49, was also sued in federal court last year by a black inmate who said in a complaint that Dugmore referred to him using several…

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Germantown’s Police Chief Apologizes For His Facebook Post That He Says Created A Divide After A Protest

GERMANTOWN, WI — Germantown’s police chief apologized for a Facebook post he made that said he would debate anyone on police brutality and implied teachers supported a sign that referenced “All Cops Are Bastards.”  “I understand this country is hurting and law enforcement needs to make efforts to unite, not divide,” Police Chief Mike Snow said. “I also understand my actions were contrary to that intent. I understand that there are those…

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SAFD Firefighter Terminated After Posting Racist, Threatening Posts On Facebook

SAN ANTONIO, TX — A 10-year veteran of the San Antonio Fire Department was fired after posting racist and threatening comments and images  on Facebook about the recent protests, according to a news release from the city Thursday. They employee was not identified. “The City of San Antonio and the SAFD consider these posts absolutely unacceptable and reprehensible,” city officials said the news release. “This type of conduct will…

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Slapping Antagonistic Protesters Is ‘100% Justified,’ Antioch Police Union President Says

ANTIOCH, CA — A protest is planned in Antioch after the city’s police union president wrote slapping protesters who flip off police is “100% justified.” According to the Mercury News, Cpl. Steve Aiello commented on a photo posted to Facebook showing a protester giving the middle finger to a police officer. “I firmly believe an open hand slap in the face is 100% justified in this incident,” Aiello commented…

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Iowa Police Chief Faces Backlash Over Facebook Comment

SIOUX RAPIDS, Iowa — The police chief of the Sioux Rapids Police Department is facing backlash over a comment he made on Facebook Monday. The post shows the image of a truck driving through protesters in Des Moines. Chief Tim Porter wrote quote “hit the gas and hang on over the road bumps.” Porter issued a statement Tuesday apologizing and explained what he says happened. It reads, quote “I have…

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Hempstead Village Worker Suspended Over ‘Insensitive’ Facebook Post

The Village of Hempstead suspended a public works employee Monday over a recent Facebook post that village officials and the local branch of the NAACP condemned as insensitive. The post by Gaetano Leone, a laborer in the Department of Public Works and a village firefighter, featured a video in which water cannons violently knocked protesters to the ground under the caption, “This is how we should deal with rioters.”…

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Gainesville Fire Department Employee Suspended Following Comment From Shared Social Media Account

Update, June 22: A Gainesville Fire Department employee was suspended for a week without pay for a comment made from his social media account about recent protests in Gainesville, although his spouse had made the post.  In a statement May 31, City Manager Bryan Lackey said the city was investigating a firefighter for an “inappropriate, distasteful and baseless remark regarding the citizenship status of some demonstrators” in Gainesville’s protests following the death…

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