Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Peoria (AZ) Police Sergeant Pat Shearer demoted & suspended over Obama photo incident

A Peoria police sergeant who grabbed national headlines when he posted President Barack Obama's apparently bullet-riddled image on his Facebook page has been demoted and suspended without pay for two weeks.

Pat Shearer, a longtime patrol sergeant in Peoria, will be demoted to the rank of officer, which means a reduction in pay, according to a police spokesman.

Shearer has 10 days to appeal the decision.

"The Peoria Police Department's Code of Conduct states, all employees shall conduct themselves in a manner that shall never bring discredit or embarrassment to the City of Peoria or the Peoria Police Department. We expect our employees to exercise sound judgment and not bring discredit upon our Police Department," Police Chief Roy Minter Jr. said in a written statement.

Shearer could not immediately be reached for comment.

Shearer had been reassigned to administrative duties pending the investigation's outcome.

The photo on Shearer's Facebook profile, which was quickly removed, showed seven Centennial High School students, some holding guns and one holding what appeared to be a shot-up Obama T-shirt.

Peoria's investigation began after a resident alerted the U.S. Secret Service about the photo. A Secret Service spokesman told The Republic Tuesday that the case was "a local police matter."

Police did not release details on the investigation pending the 10-day appeal time.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

That Facebook will only get you in trouble.

I Voted For Obama said...

Police Chief Roy Minter Jr. voted for Obama, then told him a president should conduct himself in a manner that shall never bring discredit or embarrassment to the United States of America. He also should exercise sound judgment.

Aftr hearing that, Obama had the Secret Service wrestle Chief Minter to the ground.

Anonymous said...

He should have been demoted for being fucking Stupid.

Anonymous said...

for posting a fucking picture? what next? what a load of shit! if someone posted pics of whites in any way, this would NEVER happen. keep spreading the news, the absolute truth detective shavedlongcock.

Cowboy Tim said...

I'd donate some $$ to his legal fund, but unfortunately I'm broke now. I'm not bein' sarcastic, either.

Anonymous said...

You should know better. Only a liberal can post things like that and get away with it.

Anonymous said...

You hillbillies are willing to risk pay or lose your job over racist stupidity unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

There goes free speech under the nigers communist rule

insert a name here said...

A black guy, a white guy, a muslim, an illegal alien, and a communist walk into a bar.. the bartender asks “What can I get you Mr. President?”

Crimefile said...

Obama has divided this nation as he destroys it. He deserves no respect. I'd gladly pee on his picture.

felix said...

ok.so let us review.blacks can say & do whatever they want to whites because freedom of speech & you'd violate their civil rights.yet if whites do the same to blacksit is a hate crime,racism,ect.blacks bashed bush left & right but that was freedom of speech.despite the fact the niggers were told to get out of naw orleans the fact they didn't was all the fault of bush.so i guess were the murders,robbery & rapes!!!!

Anonymous said...

Matt Hale was the son of a East Peoria Police Officer. All the little villages and towns around Peoria are Sundown.

Anonymous said...

Wait until you are retired I say nigger everyday now.

Anonymous said...

I remember what the demonicrats and libs did with Bush. Sounds like total bullshit to me.

Anonymous said...

Violation of the 1st Amendment . File a civil rights violation lawsuit . He will win!

Anonymous said...

Now that is some FUNNY shit!
To bad it's true ....for America.

Anonymous said...

Free speech,but stupid for putting in Facebook.

Warlord1958 said...

insert a name here said...

A black guy, a white guy, a muslim, an illegal alien, and a communist walk into a bar.. the bartender asks “What can I get you Mr. President?”

February 28, 2012 6:44 PM

Thread Winner !

Anonymous said...

If a Nigger did that with a George Bush pic it wouldnt be a big deal or any deal. FUCKING BULLSHIT...NIGGER,NIGGER,NIGGER