Louisiana Cop Steven Aucoin joined a Facebook live session with Governor John Bel Edwards on the covid-19 pandemic and updates for the state of Louisiana.
What the cop didn’t know was the racist comments he made over social media wouldn’t be hidden. According to a CBS affiliate news outlet KLFY, Aucoin was commenting on another Facebook users message which stated,
“Virus that was created to kill all the blacks is death,
As expected, the real Steven Aucoin came out replying,
“Well it didn’t work, How unfortunate.”
Of course, once news broke the officer was indeed investigated for his comments.
Locals tried to defend Aucoin including a local firefighter which was quoted saying due to the new Facebook feature, the cop’s comments were not racist and just taken out of context. BS!!!!!
The Chief of Police Josh Hardy was quoted stating,
We’re held to a higher standard than normal civilians, so you got to watch what you do, you got to watch what you say. You can’t just go and post anything you want on social media,”
Ultimately, after the entire Facebook live thread was investigated, including more of the comments in thread ruled “not suitable” for a person of Steven Aucoin stature, he was indeed fired.
Regardless of how the comments were portrayed, it’s quite clear the comments made by the former cop were not just insensitive, but just pathetic, and can not be tolerated. The comments were racist and that’s the bottom line. Justice was served for once. Furthermore, it will be interesting to see if Steven Aucoin’s previous case and arrest history will be investigated due to his racist antics.
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