US RACE WAR: Ohio city reviewies black officer's post about white cops

Friday, 22 July, 2016 - 15:45

A post on Facebook made by a black officer in this city's police department is under review Thursday after the officer commented that white officers are "looking for a reason to kill a black man."

It wasn't immediately known when Freddie Vincent made the post, which appears to be a comment on another person's observations. Vincent's profile lists his hometown as Winnfield, La. about 150 miles northwest of Baton Rouge, but does not say he works for the Cincinnati Police Department.

Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the comments were being looked at under the department's social-media rules. Isaac did not state whether Vincent had been given a reduction in duties pending the outcome of the investigation.

Since shootings of law-enforcement officers July 7 in Dallas; July 11 in St. Joseph, Mich.; and Sunday in Baton Rouge, racial been running high. And police departments across the USA have received complaints from the public about the personal postings of some officers, both black and white.