PEORIA, Ariz. — The demotion of a Peoria police officer who posted on
Facebook a photo of an apparent bullet-riddled T-shirt with a likeness of
President Barack Obama has been upheld.
KPHO-TV reported that a city board Monday night held the
demotion of Patrick Shearer from patrol sergeant to officer.
In February, Shearer was demoted to officer and suspended two weeks without pay
after he briefly posted a photo of a bullet-riddled image of Obama on Facebook
days before the president’s visit to Chandler.
Shearer said he regretted his action and agreed that discipline was warranted,
but he had called a demotion to the rank of officer excessive.
The city’s three-person personnel board Tuesday reduced his suspension to 40
Information from: KPHO-TV, http://www.kpho.com/