Officer Fired After Marshawn McCarrel Suicide Comments

An Ohio police officer who posted an inappropriate comment about a Black Lives Matter activist who killed himself on the Statehouse steps has been fired.

Officer Lee Cyr was fired after an investigation into a Facebook comment posted last month under his account. The comment stated “Love a happy ending.”

It was posted on the Ohio Politics Facebook page two days after MarShawn McCarrel II shot himself. McCarrel had helped with protests after high-profile police shootings led to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Read more at JET.

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