A police officer in Overland Park, Kansas has been fired from the department after he made violent, threatening remarks about a five-year-old Dallas girl on Facebook.
The girl’s mother, Lanaydra Williams, posted pics of her daughter India onto her Facebook page way back in October of 2014, and very late Thursday night, she randomly received a notification on her page that somebody had commented on the pictures.
When she went to read the comments, she was horrified by one in particular.
The comment read:
“We’ll see how much her life matters soon..better be careful leaving your info open where she can be found 🙂 hold her close tonight, it’ll be the last time.”
Predictably, Williams was horrified by the comments alone, but when she went to the page of the person who had made the comments, that’s when she really became shocked — because she found pictures of him in a police uniform:
“I saw that he was a cop and I was like, ‘This is outrageous. This is not acceptable at all.'”
Immediately after Williams contacted the Overland Park Police, the department began in investigation into the officer, allegedly named as Rodney Lee Wilson.
OPPD Chief Francis Donchez, Jr. wasn’t playing around with their response to the Facebook threats:
“I immediately initiated an investigation into the officer’s actions and requested it be completed in a timely manner. It was obvious that our officer did not meet the standards of professionalism for the Overland Park Police Department.”
The investigation determined that the officer was, in fact, the person who made the controversial comment, and the department fired him immediately on Friday, according to reports.
Donchez, Jr. continued:
“This quick action demonstrates our commitment to our core values including integrity and respect. I want to assure our community, and those outside our community, that our highest priority is the safety and welfare of the citizens of Overland Park, and the men and women who protect everyone. I will continue to hold the employees of the Overland Park Police Department accountable for its actions on and off-duty. His actions do not represent the Overland Park Police Department in anyway and no one should be subjected to any type of discrimination or this kind of behavior.”
At least the officer got what was coming to him.
Good for the Overland Park Police Department!
[Image via Facebook.]