The screenshot of a tweet shared on the Fall River Police Department’s Facebook page referenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s reaction to being convicted of murdering George Floyd in May 2020.
It read: “Chauvin immediately stood and calmly placed his hands behind his back. Imagine where we’d be had George done the same.”
The police department explained that its Facebook page had been “accessed by personnel who inadvertently re-posted an opinion that was meant for their own personal account.”
“The posting in no way represents the opinion” of the police chief or the department, the statement continued.
“So what you are saying is that you have an officer on your force who believes Chauvin was correct in his actions, which is exactly part of the larger systemic issue of policing,” wrote one.
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