This North Charleston officer has been fired after a picture of him wearing these shorts surfaced on social media.
A police officer in North Charleston has been sacked after he was pictured wearing Confederate flag boxer shorts.
Shannon Dildine was photographed smiling for the camera with his hands over his head, before he posted the picture on Facebook.
But his bosses at the North Charleston police department – the same state where nine black people were killed, allegedly by neo-Nazi Dylann Roof – spotted the photograph and fired him.
A letter sent on Wednesday by Police Chief Eddie Driggers said the picture meant Dildine was associated with a symbol of ‘hate and oppression’, and made it impossible for him to be an officer in Charleston, The Post and Courier reported.
‘On Tuesday … the City learned that you posted on Facebook a photograph in which you were wearing only a pair of boxer shorts emblazoned with the image of the Confederate flag,’ the letter by Driggers’ read.
‘Your posting in this manner led to you being publicly identified as a North Charleston Police officer and associated both you and the Department with an image that symbolizes hate and oppression to a significant portion of the citizens we are sworn to serve.’
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