The Frontier: Racist Facebook Posts Made By Account Of Verdigris Officer Won't Result In Suspension
VERDIGRIS, Oklahoma - A racist Facebook post which appears to have been made by a part-time Verdigris Police Officer will not result in a suspension, according to the town’s police chief, because the officer involved claimed his account had been hacked.
The post, which appeared on the account of Brandon Jarvis, was in reference to NFL players who have knelt during the national anthem in recent weeks.
The racist post was made in the comments of a post by another person who joked about hockey players “standing for two anthems.” The NHL added a rule in the 1980s that mandated the national anthems of both the United States and Canada be played before every game.
“Precisely why I don’t watch NFL bunch of f–in overpaid greasy headed (expletive) expecting everything for nothing!! It would make my day to b---h slap the Jerry juice outta everyone of them’s hair!! F— em!! #sorrynotf–insorry” Jarvis’s account was quoted as saying.
Jarvis is one of two part-time officers in Verdigris. There are six full-time officers, according to police chief Jack Shackleford. Shackelford said Jarvis would not be suspended, but would receive “some personal counseling by me in the use of social media.”
Jarvis could not be reached for comment Wednesday evening.