This is how you handle police who don’t know how to conduct themselves with Black folks.
Former Overland Park, KS police officer Rodney Wilson was fired for making threats on Facebook against a Dallas resident LaNaydra Williams’ five-year-old daughter after the attack on Dallas police.
Wilson left the following message on Williams’ Facebook page: “We’ll see how much her life matters soon… better be careful leaving your info open where she can be found hold her close tonight, it’ll be the last time.”
“I saw that he was a cop and I was like 'this is outrageous… this is not acceptable at all,” she recalled.
Williams said the officer had no right to go after her daughter.
“I believe he should lose his badge, I really do. you cannot be a good cop and you’re threatening kids online,” she said.
The Overland Park Police Dept. launched an investigation into the post when Williams reported it. On Friday, the department confirmed the man was and officer. By 5:00 p.m., they had fired him.
Chief Francis Donchez, Jr., wrote in a statement: “I want to publicly apologize to those affected by our officer’s personal actions. His actions to not represent the Overland Park Police Dept. in any way and no one should be subjected to any type of discrimination or this kind of behavior.”
Williams says her story shows that racism between cops and people of color is real and that getting this out there should wake people up.
If I were Williams I’d get a restraining order against this man.