Officer Charles Rispoli wrote that Ocasio-Cortez is a "vile idiot" who "needs a round … and I do not mean the child she used to serve." Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson told Reporters Monday that Rispoli – along with Angelo Varisco, who "liked" the post – had been fired.
"This incident, we feel, has been sent to embarrassment to our department," he said.
Gretna is across the river from New Orleans.
"It's authoritarian behavior," she tweeted Monday. Plausible deniability. "
CNN was not able to reach Rispoli for comment. CNN's calls for comment
Lawson said Monday the Facebook post "violated our policy, it was in a nature that was not supported by our agency and promoted violence."
The police chief added: "I spoke to him personally just to try to find out why. I just could not understand and I just think he was caught in the heat of the moment, "he said. "I mean this is not a real news article."