Cop's Controversial Facebook Comment Lands Him In Hot Water

| by Sean Kelly

An Ohio police officer was placed on paid leave after making a comment that applauded the suicide of a prominent Black Lives Matter activist.

Fairborn, Ohio officer Lee Cyr commented on a Facebook post about the death of 23-year-old MarShawn McCarrel with a short statement that read, "Love a happy ending."

Cyr's comment was made on a public page dedicated to Ohio politics, and he wasn't the only person to leave hateful remarks, the New York Daily News reports.

"One less to worry about," one reader wrote.

"Now if only all black lifes matter members would follow suit that would be great," another said.


Cyr was placed on paid leave following the comment, and an investigation was launched to determine the police department's social media policy.

"When we were made aware of a Facebook post that was linked to a Fairborn police officer, an internal affairs complaint was initiated," Fairborn Police chief Terry Barlow said.

McCarrel killed himself outside of the Ohio statehouse and left several social media posts prior to his death announcing that he would be ending his life.

Sources: New York Daily News, WHIO / Photo credit: MailOnline

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