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Rehoboth Beach fires seasonal officer for 'racially based' social media post

Delaware Public Media

An off-duty seasonal Rehoboth Beach police officer is fired for making racist comments on social media.

The Rehoboth Beach Police Department says it was alerted by internal law enforcement resources to the racially based post. It investigated, and the seasonal officer was fired.

The department says the post was widely circulated, but it does not want to amplify it by repeating what was said or sharing the image

Rehoboth Beach Police adds each member of its department is expected to abide by a code of ethics demanding they keep their private lives unsullied as an example to all and behave in a manner that doesn’t bring discredit to themselves or the department.

The department, in a statement, notes it wants all residents and visitors to know racism has no place within the community, and will not be tolerated.  It also points out the actions of one should not discredit the positive contributions others in the department make in the community daily.

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.
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