A police officer from Gretna, Louisiana, who was posted on social media last Thursday and suggested shooting democratic MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Charlie Rispoli, who has been part of the Gretna police since 2005, published an article entitled "Ocasio-Cortez on the Budget: We Pay Soldiers Too Much & # 39;" on his personal Facebook page Thursday. He added, "This vile idiot needs a round … and I do not mean the way it used to serve," Times-Picayune . This specific claim was considered false by Snopes.
Rispoli's comment refers to the fact that Ocasio-Cortez was a bartender before her election.
Police chief Arthur Lawson told Times Picayune "I will not take this easy, and we will take care of it, and we do not want anyone associated with our department to make such statements. That will not happen. "
" Whether or not you agree with the message of these elected officials and how frustrated you may or may not be, this is certainly not the kind of thing an official should send.
The comment comes when she and other members of the congress claimed to be exposed to death threats.
The beginning of the month The Philadelphia Police culminated in a week-long investigation of alleged anti-Muslim and racist social media posts by officials who are expected to fire more than a dozen officers over the offensive posts.