NY Cop Under Investigation for Captioning Photo of Topless African Women as ‘Michelle Obama’s Class Reunion’

Jim Frascati 

An Irondequoit, N.Y., Police Department investigator is being investigated for a Facebook page that is being called “offensive and racially insensitive,” Raw Story reports.

Officer Jim Frascati allegedly posted the insensitive messages, which included a photo that showed a group of topless tribal African women dancing, with the caption “Michelle Obama’s class reunion.”


In another post, the investigator allegedly said that he wanted to arrest President Barack Obama for the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the news site notes.

“Since I am in the field of solving crimes, here is my suggestion: Mr. Obama Look in the mirror and you solved the crime you piece of shot [sic], yes, that idiot you see in the mirror is the person you’re looking for,” the post read, according to the site.


“Grab yourself you piece of [s—t] and turn yourself on [sic], come to itondequoit [sic], Love to process you personally.”

The Police Department for the town in upstate New York has launched an internal investigation into the posts to determine their veracity and authenticity.


“On Friday, we were made aware of an Internet story that appears to portray several insensitive social media postings by a member of our Police Department,” Town Supervisor Adam Bello and Irondequoit Police Chief Richard Tantalo said in a joint statement provided to WHEC in Rochester, N.Y. “Given the offensive and racially insensitive nature of some of the material in question, we are conducting a full internal investigation to assess its authenticity,” the statement continued. “Until that investigation has concluded, the officer in question will be placed on administrative leave.”

The statement also noted that the department was taking the allegations seriously: “Generalizations made by the author of the story about the Irondequoit Police Department do not represent the character of the men and women who serve our community.”


Read more at Raw Story.

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