Florida Officer Fired Over Racially Charged Photo Posted On His Social Media
A 15 second 'lapse of judgement' cost a police officer from Florida his job after his supervisors found out he posted a selfie on social media that’s racially charged.
Fox News reports, Daytona Beach Shores Officer Matthew Moriarty was on the force for two-and-a-half years, before investigators found a racist photo on his Snapchat which shows him taking a selfie with drawn black hair, and beard with graphics of a toy gun, syringe needle, and police car.
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Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety Department Director Stephan Dembrinsky is taking this matter very seriously which caused the officer to be suspended and fired after viewing the photo.
How do you defend that? How do you stay a police officer, when you go to court and testify against the people that you put in jail, and they hold up this picture and ask how can we believe this is unbiased policing?
Dembrinsky also went through all of his arrests and traffic stops to find out if potential bias could have played a part. He said every police chief in America is going through a similar situation and we have to weed the bad people out.