Police officer fired after racist selfie emerges

MCKEESPORT, PA (WPXI) A Pennsylvania police officer is out of a job after posting a selfie while in uniform…with a racist caption.

McKeesport Officer Melissa Adamson was fired on Tueaday after the photo surfaced.

The selfie shows the officer in her police uniform with a caption that reads, “I’m the law today” and ended with a racial slur. The image appeared Tuesday afternoon on social media and was shared hundreds of times.

In the photo Adamson appears to be wearing a Pitcairn Police Department uniform. She recently left that job to begin work in McKeesport.

Pitcairn Police Chief Scott Farally said on Wednesday that Adamson apologized to him Tuesday night, admitting that she was on duty when she took the selfie.

“To my knowledge, it was taken while she was on duty inside one of the patrol cars,” Farally said. “I am actually saddened on that. We have more integrity than that in this department.”

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