Michigan Deputy Was Claimed Racist And Fired For Posting Picture With 3 Pumpkins And 1 Watermelon
A deputy of Oakland County Sherry Prose was fired after Sheriff's Office found racism in a posted photo of Halloween pumpkins and one watermelon with the caption that Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and Mike Pence are pumpkin carvings and a Kamala Harris carving in a watermelon.
“Trump, Biden, Pence and Kamala,” the post read. “Happy Halloween.”
Sheriff @MikeJBouchard says a part-time @oaklandsheriff deputy has been terminated after this racist social media post.— Rudy Harper (@RudyHarperWXYZ) November 16, 2020
It shows a carving of VP-elect @KamalaHarris from a watermelon and others from a pumpkin.
A statement from the sheriff is in the photos. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/pCFN2peQc7
Undersheriff Michael McCabe condemns the behavior of the former employee’s actions in the statement.
“We are outraged by this former employee’s actions and condemn the behavior she chose to engage in,” Undersheriff Michael McCabe said in a statement. “These types of incidents are disgusting and will never be tolerated or pushed aside at the sheriff’s office. Behavior such as this brings tarnish to the badge and is not representative [of] all those in law enforcement who protect and serve.”
Sherry Prose later stated that she is “not racist and never will be”.
“I worked hard in my law enforcement career and I am proud of the reputation I earned in my 30 plus years of service,” the former deputy told the station in a text. “I am not racist and never will be.”
According to WXYZ, for the first time, the photo was posted on October 23rd and after 3 days, she was stripped of her title and position.