The reckless decision of a white police officer to randomly threaten a Black girl on Facebook left him jobless.
The white police officer, who was identified as Rodney Lee Wilson from Kansas, acted unexplainable while surfing the Internet Tuesday, July 7.
Overland Park Police officer was apparently upset after the Dallas shooting which left 5 police officers dead when he decided to blow up his anger at a Black woman, LaNaydra Williams, and her 5-years-old daughter. Wilson wasn’t acquainted with the woman but viewing her Facebook profile made him mad. The reason might be in the picture showing a man in black holding knife to a police officer’s throat posted on woman’s page.
LaNaydra Williams is not a stranger to racial discrimination as she lives in Texas, but still, she was shocked when she read threats written below her daughter’s photo. “We’ll see how much her life matters soon … better be careful leaving your info in the open where she can be found. Hold her close tonight, it’ll be the last time”, it stated.
Williams immediately looked through the profile of the man who threatened her child and was surprised to see photos of a person in the police uniform. She reported the incident to Overland Park Police Department, which first said that the officer’s profile was hacked.
However, later after the investigation, Overland PD reviewed this conclusion and fired Officer Wilson.
“During the investigation, by our Professional Standards Unit, we learned our officer did in fact make this post, Donchez said. It was obvious that our officer did not meet the standards of professionalism for the Overland Park Police Department. Overland Park has terminated the officer, effective immediately”, the official statement claimed.
“For this guy to just come out of nowhere, just being disrespectful. How can you be an officer? How, How? It’s unacceptable. For anyone but especially for a police officer. Cops like this don’t value our lives and have the audacity to publicly comment on my child’s picture”, said LaNaydra Williams and it’s nothing to add here.
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