Charleston Police Officer Fired over Facebook Photo Wearing Confederate Flag Boxers

The Associated Press
Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP

A North Charleston police officer was fired after posting a photo of himself wearing Confederate flag boxer shorts on Facebook.

North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers cited the photo of Sgt. Shannon Dildine in a termination letter sent to the officer.

In the letter the chief told the officer that the photo damaged the “ability to improve trust and instill confidence when working with our citizens.”

“Your posting in this manner led to you being publicly identified as a North Charleston Police officer and associated both you and the Department with an image that symbolizes hate and oppression to a significant portion of the citizens we are sworn to serve,” Chief Driggers wrote.

Sgt. Dildine has ten days to appeal the decision.

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