Paula Rogo
Jun, 04, 2018

A white Ohio police officer has been fired after posting a racist Facebook message aimed at the interim Black female police chief of Hocking College.

Last year, former officer Joshua Braglin of Nelsonville, Ohio posted a photo of the interim Police Chief Tiffany Tims with the caption, “Acting Chief Timms (sic)… Chicken and Waffles baby.” 

He was also reported to have said that he would “beat that n***** to death with a banana” before Tims would become the permanent police chief of the college. He was also accused of drinking alcohol on-duty.

In a unanimous vote, six Nelsonville City Council members voted to terminate Braglin for violating social media policies after Tims filed an official complaint against Braglin last December.

“His actions and public writings are grievously and glaringly harmful to not only myself, but the officers of my department, the College I represent, African American officers, female officers, and the entire profession of law enforcement,” Tims wrote in her report. 

According to The Post Athens, Braglin admitted to writing the posts but said he did not intend for them to be racist.

His confirmed Sunday that the police union representing the former officer is planning to contest that termination, the Athens News reports.