Cop on Leave After Comment About Activist
An Ohio police officer has been placed on paid leave over a Facebook comment about a Black Lives Matter activist who killed himself on the Statehouse steps.
The comment posted under Fairborn officer Lee Cyr’s account reads “Love a happy ending.” It was posted on the Ohio Politics Facebook page Wednesday, two days after MarShawn McCarrel II killed himself.
Police say Cyr was off duty when the comment was posted.
City Police Chief Terry Barlow says internal affairs investigators will try to determine if Cyr violated the department’s social media policy.
McCarrel shot himself near the front door of the Statehouse on Monday. He had helped with protests after high-profile police shootings led to the Black Lives Matter movement.