Alabama officer Joel Husk was fired after he shared racist memes comparing Melania Trump to Michelle Obama on Facebook, Mediaite reports.
“We will not tolerate that kind of conduct by any employees. We take very seriously our responsibility to treat everyone equally and equitably. We have to make sure we take steps for the community to trust us,” Talladega City manager Patrick Bryant said on the firing.
Husk had shared two posts he later deleted.
One showed a black and white photograph of bodies fallen on a war torn battlefield and was captioned, “Over 620,000 white people died to free black slaves and still to this day not even 1 thank you.”
Another showed pictures of Melania Trump and the caption “Fluent in Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German,” next to first lady Michelle Obama and the caption “Fluent In Ghetto.”
Police officers in Pennsylvania, Kansas, North Carolina and Georgia have all been fired this year for racist posts they made on social media.