- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

MONROE, La. (AP) - A Monroe police officer has been fired because of racially offensive comments made on social media following a white Ferguson, Missouri, policeman’s shooting and killing of a black suspect last fall.

Chief Quentin Holmes said Monday that Officer Doug Lambert was fired following an internal investigation. The News Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/193aKqi ) Lambert had been on administrative leave since November.

In one Facebook post Lambert said, “I’ve got an idea how to clear the streets in Ferguson, Missouri. Let’s have a crop duster fly over and drop out job applications. That’ll do it.”

A second post said, “I’m surprised the beauty salon didn’t have armed guards. That ‘good hair’ is expensive. That’s ghetto gold.”

Mayor Jamie Mayo says Lambert’s comments were “unbecoming a police officer” and he supports Holmes’ decision.

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Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com


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