As if tensions weren't high enough, Officer Thomas Mclay of the Denver Police Dept. posted himself and two other officers in riot gear with the caption "let's start a riot" on gis Instagram page.
Denver PD has since fired Officer Mclay after Denver PD intiated an Internal Affairs Investigation.
“The Internal Affairs investigation revealed that the officer violated the department’s social media policy, posted content inconsistent with the values of the department, and the officer has been terminated.”
Now one could can say that he was just joking but this idiot is only pouring gasoline on an already burning fire as tensions heat up between everyday civilians and police forces across the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
The Plain View Project has exposed some horrific Facebook posts made by Police Officers. It has been an ongoing trend that has been very troubling but the trend continues. Far too many Police Officers have been caught making racist statements but the Plain View Project has exposed the violent nature of some of these so-called officers of the law.
I took the time to read many of the posts that were written by these disgusting people. They often brag about their power and make funny jokes about people they arrest having accidents or tripping and falling on their way to the police car.
Of course, the joke is made because these police officers are bragging about how they beat people up and then lie about it.
Some police officers are being disciplined for their vulgar posts and others are under investigation. In an article published by dallasnews.com, four officers have been put on administrative leave and at least 20 more are under investigation.
Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg faces issues in the Black community after a White police officer shot and killed a Black man that was allegedly holding a knife but the police officers body camera was not on so no one can verify if the person killed actually had a knife or not. Black people were in an uproar last week. Mayor Buttigeg was interrupted while speaking at a forum by angry citizens who some yelling that there is racist police officer in the department.
“ We have tried but not succeeded in bringing diversity into our police department and we need help.” Mayor Pete Buttigeg said.
The Mayor's statement was met with mixed reaction by the mostly Black crowd at the forum. The people voicing their concerns were very matter of fact about there being racists in the city's police department while Mayor Buttigieg seems to suggest that the racists need to be sought out.
“If anyone that is on patrol shown to be a racist or to do something racist in a way that is substantiated, then it will be his last day on the street.” - Mayor Buttigieg.
The timing of this is not good for the 2020 Presidential hopeful who has been seen as a pretty squeaky clean candidate up until now.
Victor J Morrow