An Ohio sheriff’s deputy has lost his job this week after admitting that he tweeted racially charged statements about the riots in Baltimore.
Zachary Davis was once a deputy with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Thanks to his social media habits, he’s going to be looking for another job.
Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly terminated Davis after public pressure to do so once people learned of the tweets.
“Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, but not everyone is entitled to express the level of insensitivity, hostility and maliciousness that is evident in the following tweets — especially when the person expressing them holds the responsibility of enforcing the law, when that person indeed holds the power of the state in his hands,” local resident Trevor Brown wrote to Kelly in his email.
“If you’re posting these type of statements then I don’t feel you can serve this community,” Kelly said in a statement. ”We are public servants — we represent this community and serve this community.”
“I had nothing to say to him except that I’m disappointed and that it will not be tolerated,” Kelly said. “I found it offensive. Swiftly and surely, he was terminated. I’ve done everything I can do to try and correct this problem. It hurts us and this community and there’s no place for it.”
You can see the tweets below.