Black Detroit cop reassigned for Facebook post

2016-07-12 19:08

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Dallas - A black Detroit police supervisor has been reassigned and placed on restricted duty after posting controversial Facebook comments.

Police Chief James Craig didn't disclose details, but described the remarks as "misguided" and the result of "bad judgement".

The supervisor's name wasn't released. Craig announced the action on Monday night, hours after talking to reporters about Facebook comments posted by a white detective, who called the Black Lives Matter movement "racists" and "terrorists".

Nate Weekley has been demoted while Detroit police conduct an internal investigation. Unlike Weekley, Craig says the supervisor, a sergeant, can't be demoted under civil service rules.

Craig says he'll take "prompt action" if social media posts contradict the mission of the department, no matter the person's race.

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