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Wed May 27, 2020, 07:15 PM

 

Louisiana cop fired for saying 'unfortunate' more black people didn't die of coronavirus

Louisiana cop fired for saying 'unfortunate' more black people didn't die of coronavirus
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisiana-cop-fired-saying-unfortunate-more-black-people-didn-t-n1215451

A Louisiana police officer was fired over a Facebook comment that said it was "unfortunate" more black people did not die of the coronavirus.

The chief of police in Kaplan, about 87 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, said Officer Steven Aucoin commented under a local news station's live feed of the governor's coronavirus news conference on May 15. Aucoin was fired later that day.

CBS affiliate KLFY in Lafayette, Louisiana, reported that Aucoin's post was made on its Facebook page in response to another commenter who wrote,"virus that was created to kill all the BLACKS is death."

"Well it didn't work," Aucoin wrote, "how unfortunate," according to screenshots shown by KLFY.

The police department said in a statement on its Facebook page that it was made aware of Aucoin's comments. Chief Joshua Hardy "looked into it," and the officer was terminated.

"Chief Hardy and the Kaplan Police Department would like to apologize for this matter," the statement said.

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At least it ended right.

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Reply Louisiana cop fired for saying 'unfortunate' more black people didn't die of coronavirus (Original post)
Odoreida May 2020 OP
ret5hd May 2020 #1
Marcuse May 2020 #2
GulfCoast66 May 2020 #3
BComplex May 2020 #4

Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:16 PM

1. FTP

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:23 PM

2. He'll apply for a LEO job in another jurisdiction.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:24 PM

3. Boy! It's a banner week for racist getting fired.

Keep it up, mouth breathers!

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:40 PM

4. This needs to keep happening all over the country. If these racist cops even LOOK crosswise, they

need to go. I totally applaud this action, and the firing of the ones that killed Mr. Floyd in Minnesota. Firing needs to be swift and final, and then charges need to be brought.

That's the only way we're going to get rid of the culture in some police and sheriff's departments, that it's ok to be racist. They need to be told unequivocally that if you are even a little bit racist, you're going to lose your job, so don't even apply!

Our black and brown and red brothers and sisters need to know the police force is there to protect them and their families....NOT KILL 'EM! We all need to know that, so the police need to know it, too. That is their job. To SERVE and PROTECT ....EVERYONE.

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