Officer Fired For Confederate Battle Flag Post

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – A North Charleston, South Carolina police officer has been fired after posting a photo on Facebook of him wearing Confederate battle flag boxer shorts.

Charleston’s ABC-TV affiliate WCIV reports the photo of Sgt. Shannon Dildine posted the photo a few days before it spread across the Internet on Thursday.  His termination letter states that the photo undermines the officer’s “ability to improve trust and instill confidence when working with our citizens.”

“Your posting in this manner led you to being publicly identified as a North Charleston Police officer and associated you and the department with an image that symbolizes hate and oppression to a significant portion of the citizens we are sworn to serve,” Driggers wrote.

Dildine has ten days to appeal the decision.

View WCIV’s full article here.

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