Kansas cop threatens random black woman and her child on Facebook after Dallas shootings
A Kansas cop reacted to the deadly shootings of five police officers in Dallas by threatening a random black woman and her daughter over social media.
The Overland Park police officer was fired Friday after the Texas woman reported the threat made the night before, shortly after a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers during a Black Lives Matter demonstration, reported the Kansas City Star.
The comment was made from the officer’s personal Facebook account on photos of the woman’s daughter she had posted in 2014.
“We’ll see how much her life matters soon,” the officer said. “Better be careful leaving your info open where she can be found :) Hold her close tonight it’ll be the last time.”
The woman has no idea how the officer found her Facebook profile or why he targeted her and her daughter.
“I had no clue who this guy was,” said the woman, LaNaydra Williams. “I was angry, and then I was scared.”
The police department launched an investigation Friday morning after Williams reported the comments, and the officer was fired hours later.
The newspaper did not identify because he has not been charged with a crime, although a criminal investigation is underway.
Police Chief Francis Donchez Jr. called Williams, who took a photo of the post before it was deleted, to report that the officer had been terminated.
“I want to publicly apologize to those affected by our officer’s personal actions,” Donchez said afterward. “His actions do not represent the Overland Park Police Department in any way and no one should be subjected to any type of discrimination or this kind of behavior.”