One officer who posted to Facebook that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "needs a round… and I don't mean the kind she used to serve" and another officer who "liked" the post have been fired from the Gretna (LA) Police Department for violating the agency's social media policy.

According to, Charlie Rispoli—the author of the non-deleted post—and Angelo Varisco were fired just days after the social media post made headlines in the national news.

Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson said at a press conference that the incident "has been an embarrassment" to his department.

Lawson added that there is still an open investigation into the matter, and that once the agency receives all the needed information from Facebook, other officers who had positive interactions with the post may also be fired.