FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth police officer was fired Tuesday, Feb. 9, for “violating departmental General Orders related to social media use,” the department said in a news release.
Officer Chadwick Hughes was placed on restricted duty on Feb. 1, following the discovery by a fellow officer of “racially insensitive and inappropriate social media posts” the three-year veteran of the department published.READ MORE: Report Says Poor Planning Led To Pipeline Blast That Killed 5 On Texas Shipping Channel
The Internal Affairs Unit became immediately involved and began investigating the matter, the Fort Worth Police Department said.READ MORE: 5th Consecutive Home Loss For The Dallas Mavericks As They Fall 102-99 To The Nets
After reviewing the Internal Affairs findings, Chief Noakes concurred with the chain of command determination that Officer Hughes was in violation of departmental General Orders and that his conduct brought justified unfavorable criticism upon the department.
That led to his termination on Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Donate To The 'Junk King HAULidays Toy Drive'
“The Fort Worth Police Department holds every officer to a very high standard and any comment, post, or any communication which is racially insensitive and unprofessional will not be condoned in any manner. Our department will continue to hold accountable those who do not meet that standard,” the department said in a news release.