A Fairborn, Ohio, police officer is being put on paid administrative leave after allegedly making a Facebook comment that celebrated the death of Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel II, WHIO reports.
The comment, which read “Love a happy ending,” was made on the Ohio Politics Facebook page some two days after McCarrel killed himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse on Monday, the news station notes. The officer in question, Lee Cyr, was reportedly off duty when the comment was posted, but the Fairborn Police Department has launched an investigation. If Cyr is found to be responsible for the post, it would put him in violation of the department’s social media policy, WHIO notes.
“When we were made aware of a Facebook post that was linked to a Fairborn police officer, an internal-affairs complaint was initiated,” Fairborn Police Chief Terry Barlow acknowledged.
The Police Department also released a statement saying that it will be taking the issue seriously.
“The department will be investigating further into the origin of the media post,” the release read. “The department takes these types of issues very seriously and will ensure that the professional standards of the department are upheld.”
The comment has since been removed, but according to WHIO, it was just one of many that celebrated the 23-year-old’s death.
Other comments included “One less to worry about” and “One down, many more to go.”
Read more at WHIO.