An officer with the Seattle Police Department has been fired after an internal investigation revealed that he violated agency social media policy by posting several profane and politically charged comments on Instagram.
According to KOMO News, the Office of Police Accountability received an anonymous complaint in November 2018, flagging several posts that used "extremely profane language" and "attack[ed] certain groups of people...[and] people's political views."
The woman who filed the complaint told investigators the posts were "not becoming of a Seattle PD officer."
The investigators concluded that the officer's social media posts violated policies on bias-free policing, social media speech and professional standards.
The officer's name has not been released.