Ohio Police Officer Fired for Comment Celebrating Black Lives Matter Activist's Suicide


Former Fairborn Police Officer Lee Cyr was fired for celebrating the suicide of Black Lives Matter activist Marshawn M. McCarrel II.

23-year-old Marshawn shot himself at the Ohio Statehouse just last month.


Two days after McCarrel’s death, the officer took to the Ohio Politics Facebook page and wrote: “Love a happy ending.”


Public outcry led him to eventually delete the comment and he was placed on leave while the incident was under investigation.

“[Cyr’s] action is in violation of the department’s social media policy and does not conform to the Professional Standards & Core Values established by the organization,” the police department said in a statement after announcing Cyr’s termination.

[via WDTN]

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