The Fall River Police Department is facing backlash from community members after a controversial post was shared on their Facebook page.
The post, which was a share from another person’s account, referenced the trial of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, who was recently found guilty of murder in George Floyd’s death.
The post read: “Chauvin immediately stood and calmly placed his hands behind his back. Imagine where we’d be had George done the same.”
The Fall River Police Department deleted the post soon after and posted an apology saying it was a mistake done by a personnel member who meant to share it on their own personal account.
In a new post, the department wrote:
“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 of the Fall River Police Department. We will continue our commitment toward transparency and building relationships with our community.”