Gretna Police Department fires two officers following controversial Ocasio-Cortez social media post
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The Gretna Police Department fired two officers following a social media post that surfaced online over the weekend.
Officer Charlie Rispoli shared a post from the website “Tatersgonnatate.com” with the headline “Ocasio-Cortez On the Budget: ‘We Pay Soldiers Too Much’”. The post is marked by the website as satire.
With the shared post, Rispoli added the caption, “This vile idiot needs a round…and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve.”
The post, which has since been deleted, was shared online after someone took a screenshot of the post.
Police Chief Arthur Lawson says Rispoli was fired Monday and Officer Angelo Varisco was terminated for “liking” the post.
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