A police department in Massachusetts released an apology Wednesday regarding a Facebook post that had been put up by an officer on the police department’s page comparing George Floyd to former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who was recently found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in relation to the death of Floyd.
The post in question was reportedly a screenshot of a tweet that said, “Chauvin immediately stood and calmly placed his hands behind his back. Imagine where we’d be if George had done the same.”
The City of Fall River Police Department put out an apology for the Facebook Post, writing:
It is with regret that the Fall River Police Department’s Facebook page was accessed by personnel who inadvertently re-posted an opinion that was meant for their own personal account. The posting in no way represents the opinion of the Chief of Police or the Fall River Police Department. We will continue our commitment toward transparency and building relationships