The Savannah Police Department fired an officer Monday after the officer made a controversial post on Facebook that community activists argue was racist.
Officer Edwin Myrick was fired after he made a post to Facebook about privilege that he copy and pasted from someone else. Bloomingdale Mayor Ben Rozier also posted the same message last week which he later apologized for.
SPD was notified about the post after someone emailed a screenshot of Myrick's post and asked if Myrick worked for SPD. After an investigation, SPD says Myrick violated the agency's internet usage rules and code of ethics.
In an interview with WSAV, the officer said, "I did not see race at all, but I did not consider for a moment how people who had bad experiences would perceive the story line itself and for that, I am at fault."