Cincinnati cop investigated over post slamming white police

CINCINNATI (AP): A black Cincinnati police officer is under investigation over a Facebook post that said white officers “are looking for a reason to kill a black man.”

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Officer Freddie Vincent posted the comments earlier this month after the fatal shootings of black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota. The newspaper says the post has been deleted.

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac says the department is aware of the post and is reviewing it in relation to its social media policies.

Vincent alleged harassment and discrimination at the hands of white supervisors in a lawsuit filed against the city last year. The case was settled in April.

Vincent’s attorney, Christopher Wiest, says his client plans to hold a news conference on the Facebook post Friday.


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