Corrections officer suspended for ‘vile’ meme referencing Buffalo mass capturing

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Corrections officer suspended for ‘vile’ meme referencing Buffalo mass capturing

Christopher Hutton

Might 18, 08:17 AM Might 18, 08:17 AM

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A jail officer was suspended after making a “despicable” publish on Fb referencing the Buffalo mass capturing.

The New York State Division of Corrections and Neighborhood Supervision introduced on Tuesday that it was in search of the termination of Gregory Foster after reviewing the person’s social media feed for feedback referencing the Saturday capturing. Foster has served throughout the jail system for a number of years and spent slightly below 25 years with the division, in accordance with NEWS10 WIVB.


“The feedback made by this correction officer are despicable, stand in violation of a number of Division guidelines, and won’t be tolerated,” the division mentioned in a press release. “This vile posting doesn’t signify the morals and values of the hundreds of employees members within the Division.”

“The person accountable has been suspended with out pay, and DOCCS shall be in search of termination,” the division added.

The division additionally signaled penalties for employees members who accredited of the publish, a few of whom “joined and commented on the publish with ‘giggle emojis,'” in accordance with a memo from the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Affiliation, the police union board.

“The Division has additionally launched an inner investigation to establish and self-discipline any employees who could have engaged with the posting,” DOCSS added in its assertion.

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Foster had shared a picture of the Tops Pleasant Markets grocery retailer accompanied by a reference to a request for a “clear up” within the aisles, in accordance with the Washington Put up. “Too quickly?” the person titled the publish.

Suspect Payton Gendron, accused of killing 10 and injuring three on Saturday, visited the realm months in the past, and the crime was premeditated, police confirmed on Monday. The suspected shooter additionally had a historical past of threatening to shoot up a faculty, in accordance with officers.

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