Fall River officer suspended following Facebook post on Derek Chauvin verdict

(Photo courtesy Facebook/Fall River Police Department)

FALL RIVER, MASS (WLNE) – A Fall River police captain was suspended after he made a Facebook post regarding George Floyd on the department’s page, which caused some backlash.

The post was a share from another person’s account, and it referenced the trial of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, following a guilty verdict in the death of George Floyd.

The post read: “Chauvin immediately stood and calmly placed his hands behind his back. Imagine where we’d be had George done the same.”

Providence Journal reports that the suspended officer, Captain Jay Huard, is a 25-year-veteran of the department, and was permanently transferred from his post as public information officer.

The suspension of Captain Huard was recommended by a panel of four investigators hired by Chief Cardoza.

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