The Baltimore Police Union is getting blasted after posting two different pictures on their Twitter account in support of the cop who was just acquitted in the Freddie Gray trial. Do you think that it’s offensive? Or is it right?
The Baltimore police union is facing criticism after sending two tweets that appeared to celebrate a police officer’s acquittal of charges in the death of Freddie Gray.
One of the tweets that was posted to the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police’s Twitter account showed a meme of actor Leonardo DiCaprio toasting with a glass of champagne from the popular film The Great Gatsby.
‘Here’s to the Baltimore 6 defense team, the FOP and Detective Taylor,’ the text in the meme read.
The police union posted another meme on Saturday morning with a photo of Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby with a caption that read, ‘The Wolf That Lurks.’
The two tweets were posted after Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was cleared of all charges in Gray’s death earlier this week.
Both tweets have since been deleted, but not before screenshots were taken and shared around the Internet.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and City Council President Bernard C. Young were just two of many people who condemned the tweets.
‘I’ve been in contact with the President of FOP3 regarding messages posted on social media overnight and this morning, Davis said in a statement.
‘Inappropriate, insensitive remarks or attacks that serve to detract from our necessary relationships with our community and criminal justice partners have no place in our City.’
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