Monday, November 14, 2016
Forth Woth Texas Police Officer Brandon Morris placed on restricted duty for #BlackPower Facebook post calling for revolution
“Ok my beautiful Black people, now it’s time to fortify yourselves in every way possible, purchase many guns and rounds of ammunition, get good solod [sic] education, learn this [expletive] political system and be ready,” officer Brandon Morris wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post. “I have been watching a few coworkers whom were definitely suspect, looking at them now all my suspicions are confirmed. Stay strong and be ever ready Black people, you may have to answer the call for revolution sooner that [sic] you think. #BLACKPOWER”
The Fort Worth Police Department Friday said Morris has been placed on restricted duty pending an internal investigation over whether the officer’s words violate their social media policy.
“The officer who posted the comments in question on his Facebook page has been placed on restricted duty status,” Chief Joel Fitzgerald said. “In this, and any internal investigation, we will not make any other comments until the investigation is complete.”
Attorney Terry Daffron, who represents Morris, ripped the department’s handling of the case; although the officer has been placed on restricted duty, the agency still has not served him a personnel complaint.
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