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US Denver Police Officer Fired For ‘Let’s Start A Riot’ Instagram Post

01:13  04 june  2020
01:13  04 june  2020 Source:   dailycaller.com

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An Instagram post allegedly posted by a Denver police officer Sunday has prompted an internal investigation. DENVER — An internal investigation has begun after a photo of three Denver officers dressed in riot gear was posted on Instagram with the caption, “ Let ’ s start a riot .”

A Denver police officer was fired for writing “ Let ’ s start a riot ” as a caption to a photo he posted on social media showing himself and two other officers in riot gear. Officer Thomas McClay, who posted the photo on Instagram , was fired Tuesday, according to the Denver Police Department.

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Thomas McClay was fired on Tuesday for violating the Denver Police Department’s social media policy guidelines.

The photo posted over the weekend pictured McClay and two other officers with the caption “Let’s start a riot,” according to CBS News. The picture has since been removed and McClay has deleted his Instagram account.

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A Denver police officer is under investigation after he posted a photo of himself wearing riot gear on Instagram along with the caption, “ Let ’ s start a riot .” The Denver Channel reports that Denver police officer Tommy McClay and the two other officers shown in his Instagram photo have been

Denver Police Officer Thomas McClay has been terminated following a social media post earlier this week that included the words, ' Let ' s start a riot ."

Officials said that McClay was already on probation and the decision to remove him was quick, according to CBS4. McClay had just joined the Denver Police Department in October and graduated from the police department’s academy, CBS reported. 

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock responded on Twitter and said “I support Chief Pazen’s decision and regret this occurred at a moment in time when we must all bring out the very best of ourselves to meet the challenges before us.”

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DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Police Department tells CBS4 an officer at the center of a controversial picture on Instagram has been fired . An image purportedly posted by a Denver police officer shows three officers dressed in riot gear with a caption that states “ Let ’ s start a riot .” (credit

Officer Thomas McClay posted a photo on Instagram of three officers posing in riot gear with the caption “ Let ’ s start a riot .” Around 20,000 people gathered in the north east of the city and police reported incidents of missiles being thrown, fires being lit and tear gas deployed, according to Agence

The Denver Police Protective Association, in a statement obtained by CBS4, said the post was “inflammatory, insensitive, and quite frankly, misguided” and called for other officers to “stop using social media to fan the flames of hatred.”

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