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City manager: Talladega police officer fired for sharing racist posts on Facebook

Joel Husk. (Source: Facebook) Joel Husk. (Source: Facebook)
One of the posts shared by Husk. (Source: Facebook) One of the posts shared by Husk. (Source: Facebook)
TALLADEGA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Talladega City Manager Patrick Bryant says Talladega Police Officer Joel Husk was fired Wednesday after sharing racist posts on his Facebook page.

Bryant says the posts violated the city's code of conduct and social media policy.

"We will not tolerate that kind of conduct by any employees. We take very seriously our responsibility to treat everyone equally and equitably. We have to make sure we take steps for the community to trust us," Bryant said.

Bryant says the posts were memes. One involves pictures of Melana Trump with the words, "Fluent in Slovenian, English, French,Serbian and German" and another photo of Michelle Obama with the words "Fluent in Ghetto."

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