- Associated Press - Thursday, November 17, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Richmond sheriff’s deputy has apologized to a transgender university student for sending an unsolicited message over social media in response to protests of the election of Donald Trump as president.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2g20fZE) reports that Deputy Michael Whitt posted a statement on Twitter saying he regrets sending what he called an “offensive message” to Bailey Biggs, who was quoted in a Times-Dispatch article about the protests.

Whitt had written to Biggs, “Get the fu#$ over yourself!!! Life goes on and it is what it is!!! Get a life!!!”

Biggs says he has never met Whitt and that the message was unsolicited.

In his tweet, Whitt denied knowing that Biggs is transgender.

Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. criticized Whitt’s actions and says he will undergo sensitivity training.

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