Officer Michael Hamill has been suspended from the Gainesville Police Department after a series of viciously anti-semitic comments posted to Facebook by Hamill were brought to the department's attention this week.
Michael Hamill, the 28-year-old cop in the middle of the photo, is now under investigation after the people of the internet dug up some horrific anti-Semitic posts he wrote before his viral fame. Hamill was the officer with the beard in the middle of the viral selfie.
Hamill has yet to make any public remarks about his anti-Semitic past, but being suspended while still collecting a paycheck should give him plenty of time to think things over.
The police department recently removed the widely-shared Facebook photo amid an investigation into a complaint against one of the men. They are purportedly from his personal Facebook page, according to The Sun. Here is one for everybody, 'What's the difference between boy scouts and jews?' Anybody know? Well it is because 'Boy scouts come back from their camps, ' the post continued. In one, Hamill writes that people who "take advantage of the system" of governmental benefits should be dealt with "in an oven...the Hitler way".
"Gotta love reality when it hits you in the face", a post which appeared to be on his Facebook said. Stupid people annoy me.
Hamill has reportedly closed his Facebook page.
GPD spokesman Ben Tobias said the agency is reviewing a complaint against Hamill.
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"GPD is reviewing the allegation and will do so in accordance to Florida law and department policy", the statement continued.
The Gainesville Police Department released a statement Thursday confirming an investigation but they did not say what it's about.
Officer Michael Hammill shot to fame when a selfie posted while working the night of Hurricane Irma in Gainesville, Florida, attracted thousands of comment on his good looks.
He was pictured next to fellow officers Nordman and Rengering as they went about their business to help out during Hurricane Irma. The police then provided this link.
"1. We are dying with the comments". "Based on the thoroughness of their background checks and screening process prior to actual hiring, they could have found this and perhaps made a different hiring decision". MRS. Nordman and MRS. Hamill have also enjoyed knowing how millions of women are going insane over their husbands. 3.
Ugh... that shrunk us right up.