- Associated Press - Friday, February 24, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A police officer in northwest Oregon has been fired following an investigation into posts on his Facebook page that appeared to endorse violence against the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://bit.ly/2lM1f8L) that West Linn Officer Tom Newberry was fired Wednesday.

He had been on paid administrative leave since July, when the police department began an investigation into whether Newberry violated department or city policies.

Police Chief Terry Timeu says the investigation is closed, but Timeu and the city manager have declined to say why Newberry was terminated.

In one Facebook post, Newberry shared a story of protesters blocking a road with his comment that when facing “such mobs” to push the “right” car pedal to the floor.



Newberry worked for the police department for seven years.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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