Four San Jose Police Department officers are placed on administrative leave after they allegedly posted racist and anti-Muslim messages in a private Facebook group.
On Saturday, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo called on the SJPD to investigate racist comments made by four retired and current officers on social media, which an unidentified, law enforcement officer’s partner exposed on Medium.
“I demand and expect a full investigation, and further expect that racist, anti-Muslim or menacing comments expressed by any current SJPD Officer will be met with termination,” Liccardo said.
While it is unsure the comments are verified, President Paul Kelly of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association is saying “There is no place in our police department or our union for racists or bigots or those that enable them by not speaking up.”
Though these officers were exposed by an insider, in 2016, the Plain View Project started documenting the racist, violent and sexist posts active police officers were making.