When LeNaydra Williams logged into her Facebook this past week, she wasn’t expecting to have her life threatened by a random person, let alone a police officer for that matter.
As reported, Officer Rodney Lee Wilson, posted a comment threatening Williams' daughter. The officer had commented on a public photo of her 2-year-old child, saying, “We’ll see how much her life matters soon.. better be careful leaving your info open where she can be found :) hold her close tonight, it’ll be the last time.”
Not too long after seeing the comment, she reported it to the Overland Park Police Department in Kansas, and luckily, the appropriate action was swiftly taken.
“I received a notification from a name I didn’t know,” Williams told reporters, while also sharing she didn’t get any sleep that night. “It’s not okay. Not my child, she’s all I have. India is my heart, thats not right. We’re already on edge, so why would you do that?”
The next day, on Friday, July 8, the Chief of Police Francis Donchez Jr. published a statement on Facebook that discussed the incident, sharing his apologies on behalf of the department and that he immediately initiated an investigation.
As a result of the investigation that followed, it was confirmed that Wilson did in fact post the comment, and was terminated, effective immediately.
“I want to assure our community, and those outside our community, that our highest priority is the safety and welfare of the citizens of Overland Park, and the men and women who protect everyone,” the chief wrote. “I will continue to hold the employees of the Overland Park Police Department accountable for its actions on and off duty.”
In addition to the personnel investigation, a criminal investigation is also underway.
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