The Worst: Cop Fired for Celebrating Death of Black Lives Matter Activist

The Worst: Cop Fired for Celebrating Death of Black Lives Matter Activist

His comments were disrespectful and despicable.

Published March 9th

An Ohio police officer named Lee Cyr has been fired after allegedly taking to Facebook to celebrate the suicide of the Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel.

Cyr was reportedly let go after an investigation revealed he posted a comment just two days after McCarrel shot himself outside the Ohio Statehouse, saying, “Love a happy ending.”

Police say that despite the fact that Cyr was off duty when he posted the despicable comment, his action violate the departments social media policy, which gave them the ability to terminate his position. 

McCarrel was an incredibly passionate activist, who helped organize protests in his home state of Ohio following the cop killing of Michael Brown. He continued to give back to the community by founding youth programs aimed at assisting Ohio's homeless.  

McCarrel's tragic passing has only redoubled the passion and commitment of the Black Lives Matter movement. Catch up on how activists have been attending Donald Trump rallies to voice their beliefs about the candidate's racist campaign:

(Photo from left: Marshawn McCarrel II via Facebook, Lee Cyr via Facebook)

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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