Hampton University Fires 9 Police Officers For Offensive Social Media Posts

Hampton University has fired nine police officers for offensive social media posts.

Hampton, VA - Hampton University has fired nine police officers for what they say are “misogynistic, racist and other offensive remarks” made on social media.

The department only had 25 sworn officers before the firing spree, according to the department website.

In a statement released Thursday evening, the department said, "The university terminated 9 officers from its Police Department (HUPD) for egregious violations of the university's code of conduct. After a full investigation, it was determined that the officers shared misogynistic, racist, and other offensive remarks via social media. The university has a zero tolerance for such behavior."

The details of the social media posts have not yet been released, so it's unknown how egregious the social media posts actually were.

It's not clear if the officers were fired by overzealous administrators looking for any post which could possibly be perceived to be offensive, or if the police department's administrators are exceptionally incompetent at hiring officers who aren't misogynistic racists.

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Comments (54)
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BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Good luck hiring replacements you stupid liberal asswipes. Stalinism is alive and well it seems.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Were they afforded due process? a chance to defend themselves? Or did someone use an arbitrary standard and held them to it, without every telling the officers what the standard was?

did the university also expel any students who made offensive remarks online, including about any elected official? What about the rest of the faculty at the organization? I mean, if they officers are going to be held to the standards, it only makes sense for disciplinary action to be applied uniformly to everyone at Hampton University

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Blue Lives Matter should interview the terminated officers so they can tell their side of the story.

Oilgotreb1
Oilgotreb1

May I assume that these standards apply to ALL university employees; including "professors"??? Both during their workday and on social media??
I seriously doubt it.

Briancski
Briancski

Our nation will fall apart If officers continue to be targeted, attacked, and not backed by brass. Obviously many people in our country forget that police officers are human just like anyone else. Petty mistakes that officers make are being broadcasted with inaccurate facts only with the intention of demonizing and belittling law enforcement. When does it end??