A Florida police department said it would hire those accused of misconduct and that the offer was outrageous.
“Lower taxes, no leadership position, or stupid mayors fighting in press conferences … Plus … we have your back!” Brevard F.O.P. was added to his post.
“Officers in Minneapolis … we will not disband our agencies or surrender … we will be hired in Florida,” the report said.
The two positions have garnered hundreds of angry comments, with many saying the posts simply proved why the police should be recalled.
“You support police brutality and you offer this state as a safe haven for bad cops, it will not be tolerated. That is why the police must be removed and disbanded,” he said.
Both posts have since been deleted and Brevard County F.O.P. has not returned a request for comment from CNN.
“Police have legal authority in both cases,” Gamin said in an email to Florida Today. “As soon as the warnings were given, the citizens had already broken the law. These citizens chose to ignore the warnings. This immediately led to escalation and confrontations with the police. When we issue legal orders / warnings, citizens have a responsibility to comply. The reality is that non-compliance leads to escalation. ”
Gamin, according to his LinkedIn page, was a lieutenant in the Sheriff’s Office in Brevard County, but the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff blocked his office from the union.
Ivey added that the union’s comments were “extremely unpleasant and unconscious” on “critical issues occurring throughout our country” and that his office “does not forgive” the content in any way.
Todd Goodyear, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, told CNN that the department was currently trying to determine if Gamin had violated any policies.
“Although the comments made were disturbing, there is still some protection provided by the constitution for free speech,” Goodyear said. “If there was a policy breach, I’m sure it will be addressed.”
The Brotherhood of Police, which is the largest law enforcement organization with more than 330,000 members, did not return a request for comment from CNN.