Police Officer Under Investigation For Racist Comments On Michael Brown’s Shooting

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By: Camille Augustin / August 19, 2014

After posting racist comments on the Michael Brown shooting on Facebook, a Kansas City, Mo. police officer is now under investigation, KCTV 5 reports.

Officer Marc Catron posted an image of who he assumed was the 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. on August 9, but Catron shared a photo of another person, Joda Cain, who was charged for the murder of his great-grandmother in Oregon.

Catron proceeded to sardonically call Brown “a pillar of the Ferguson community,” and also wrote remarks like, “Remember how white people rioted after OJ’s acquittal? Me neither.”

A Kansas City resident, Sarah Jackson, reported Catron’s posts and told KCTV, “Right now with all the tension going on in Ferguson and there’s a lot of uncertainty right now and I feel like those pictures were demeaning and judgmental, very one-sided. These are the people that serve and protect us. And more than one wrong doesn’t make a right.”

Catron is currently under internal review by the Kansas City Police Department because his statements may violate their anti-discrimination policies.

Photo Credit: KCTV 5