An Indiana police department has fired an officer after only two days on the job for racist social media posts he made before getting hired, according to local news reports.
Haley said “some racist posts” on the officer’s personal Facebook account were brought to her attention on Tuesday. After she reviewed them, she said, she determined they were “not in keeping with the standards of the Marion Police Department.”
“I do not condone this type of behavior and will not tolerate it,” Haley added.
Marion-based news outlet Channel 27 News and Entertainment for Grant County said it had initially received the officer’s posts and forwarded them to the police department on Tuesday night.
In one screenshot shared by Channel 27, an alleged post from June 1, 2022, showed Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck.
The caption read: “With gas hitting 4.89 and climbing, let’s all take a moment to appreciate better times.”
Another screenshot shows an alleged post made by Foy on April 13, 2021, in which an illustration of a Black man was labeled “Martin Looter King.”
HuffPost has reached out to Foy for comment.
You can see the official statement on his termination below: