Pleasantville, N.Y. Police Officer Peter Burns may lose his job after allegedly writing an obscene, racist and threatening rant against President Obama on Facebook.
According to The Journal News, Officer Burns wrote his comments on Dec. 11 under the name “Coon Trapper.”
“The fact that he [Obama] is still alive bewilders me,” Officer Burns reportedly wrote. “Go die in a shallow grave you Muslim commie.” Another part of the post called Obama "unamerican."
The Journal News showed the Facebook posting to Pleasantville Police Chief Richard Love on Monday; Burns was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday.
Chief Love said the posting was “despicable,” “totally unacceptable” and “will not be tolerated.”
He added that Officer Burns may be fired or disciplined.
Officer Burns deleted his Facebook page on Tuesday, which included photos of himself in camouflage and hunting outfits.
USA Today reports that the Pleasantville police were accused of racism after the 2010 fatal shooting of a black Pace University football player.
The police department includes one black officer and one Hispanic officer.