Wayne Welsh , an assistant chief at the Estherwood Police Department in Louisiana, has resigned from his position after causing uproar over a racist Facebook post.
The post was a meme showing a woman holding a little girl’s head under the water in a bathtub, with the words, “When your daughters [sic] first crush is a little negro boy.”
Although the post was taken down after being posted on Sunday, Facebook users screenshot it, along with Welsh’s identity.
Then, on Wednesday, Estherwood’s police chief, Ernest Villejoin, confirmed to the Huffington Post that Welsh had resigned and that the “situation has been taken care of,” after expressing his disbelief about the incident to the local news media.
“When I found out about it, I couldn’t believe I had to call him. I called him at work and asked him what the hell is going on,” Villejoin told local news outlet KADN. “He done it. He said it and he realized what he had done after he done it and he deleted it but it was too late.”
As for Welsh, he took to Facebook to write, “It’s not against the law to share something on Facebook. It’s social media. Internet,” before he finally offered an apology, “Well, I’m sorry for what happen. Ya [sic] have a blessed day.”
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