The Huffington Post is reporting that a 911 operator in Texas has been fired after allegedly making a series of racist remarks on her Facebook page.
In Facebook posts that only her friends could see, 911 operator April Sims, 23, apparently compared black people to "animals" and said she could "count on one hand" those she knew "who didn't have [expletive] for brains," according to local ABC affiliate WFAA-TV.
Some of the offensive comments reportedly relate to Sims' work responding to emergency calls.
"I'm a very easygoing person and I will give the shirt off my back to help others, but when call after call are black people fighting and screaming and hitting each other and they want to yell at me and treat me like [expletive] when I'm trying to help, is not cool,” Sims allegedly wrote in a post, according to The Dallas Morning News.
A statement on the Dallas Police Department's Facebook page reads:
On June 4, 2013, a call taker for the City of Dallas advised a supervisor in the 9-1-1 Call Center that April Sims, who is also a Call Taker, had violated the Dallas Police Department's Social Media policy. On June 5, 2013, Ms. Sims' employment with the City of Dallas was terminated. Ms. Sims was hired by the City of Dallas in November 2012. Ms. Sims was on probation and therefore has no right to appeal her termination.
Read more at the Huffington Post.