Thirteen Philadelphia police officers will be fired after the racist and offensive comments they wrote on social media were exposed, according to officials.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said during a press conference on July 18 that over a dozen police officers will be suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss them over the comments they made on Facebook, KYW-TV reported.
In June, 72 police officers were placed on administrative leave after watchdog group The Plain View Project uncovered the offensive posts made by Philadelphia police officers and other officers across the US.
Ross said the group found over 3,000 offensive posts made on Facebook by 328 active-duty Philadelphia police officers that date back to 2010, according to KYW-TV. Some of the Facebook posts included Islamophobic posts and racist memes. Four police officers will receive 30-day suspensions while keeping their jobs and three of the officers will…
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