Video: PA Officer Fired Over Apparent Racist Social Media Post

A part-time police officer in McKeesport, PA, was fired after an apparent racist social media post involving the officer began circulating online, the mayor of McKeesport said.

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VIDEO: PA Officer Fired Over Apparent Racist Social Media Post

A part-time police officer in McKeesport, PA, was fired after an apparent racist social media post involving the officer began circulating online, the mayor of McKeesport said.

The post is a photo of the officer, who was fired on Tuesday, in her police uniform with a caption that reads, “I’m the law today” and ends with a racial slur. The image appeared Tuesday afternoon on social media and was shared hundreds of times, reports WPXI.

McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko addressed the issue on Facebook, writing, in part: “This post displays a degree of conduct and character that is far different from what I would expect from an officer in this city.”

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