Florida police officer fired over racist Facebook post
A police officer in Florida was shown the door after apparently posting a Facebook update containing "racially offensive language."
The Sanford (Fla.) Police Department fired Vanessa Knode Monday. Knode, 28, had been a Sanford officer for one year and operated on the night shift, reported the Orlando Sentinel.
Investigator Rony Neal, an agency spokesman, claimed Knode shared a "generalized statement about race" in a personal post on Facebook, though he declined to add further details. Her firing might also have something to do with her apparently using her patrol car "improperly" while off duty.
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