Another day, another police officer fired for making racist comments on social media.
Melissa Adamson, a part-time officer with the McKeesport Police Department in Pennsylvania, was dismissed this week after she posted a Snapchat of herself in uniform with the caption “I’m the law today n***a.”
Mayor Michael Cherepko posted a statement on Facebook where he was quick to clarify that Adamson had only recently been hired and that she was still in training as a probationary employee. “This post displays a degree of conduct and character that is far different from what I would expect from an officer in this city,” Cherepko wrote. “It is absolutely unacceptable. Without hesitation, my office and the police chief’s office immediately concluded that this officer’s actions will not be tolerated in the City of McKeesport. She has been relieved of her duties, and her employment has been terminated.”
Adamson also resigned from her post in Versailles, Pennsylvania, where she also worked as a part-time officer. She apologized profusely in an interview with WTAE.com.
“Everyone knows that I don’t have a racist bone in my body,” she said. “And people who don’t know me, I can understand why it was misconstrued to where it looks racist. But like I said, everyone who knows me knows I’m not racist.”
H/T New York Post