Fall River Police Facebook post sparks outrage


by WCVB

WCVB— The Fall River Police Department apologized Wednesday after removing a Facebook post that appeared to criticize George Floyd, hours after his killer was convicted of murder.

WCVB—Fall River police apologize for Facebook post about George Floyd. The department said an employee had intended to make the controversial post on their personal account.

Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism—Police department ignites outrage with ‘ridiculous’ Facebook post blaming George Floyd for his own death. The Fall River Police Department in Massachusetts is on the receiving end of a backlash after a post was shared on the department's Facebook page that seemingly blamed George Floyd for his own death, ABC6 reports. The post, which was shared from another person's account, read, "Chauvin immediately stood and calmly placed his hands behind his back. Imagine where we'd be had George done the same." After deleting the post, the department claimed the post was meant to be shared to someone's...

TheBlaze—Police officer loses job after Facebook post calling BLM rioters ‘terrorists’; second officer who reacted to the post was suspended, demoted. A New Jersey police officer is out of a job after she reportedly referred to Black Lives Matter rioters as "terrorists" in a Facebook post, Newsweek reported on Thursday. A second officer has been suspended for six months and was demoted for interacting with the post. What are the details? Hopewell Township's council unanimously voted to fire Officer Sara Erwin on Friday. Sgt. Mandy Gray, who reacted to the post, was suspended for six months and demoted, according to reports. In her...