New Orleans cop suspended for Trayvon Martin post

Mar 26, 2012, 9:17 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A New Orleans police officer who was placed on desk duty following a shooting has been suspended for posting a comment on a local television station’s website about the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Officer Jason Giroir identified himself as a New Orleans Police Department employee when he wrote, “Act like a thug die like one!” in response to a WWL-TV article about a rally supporting Martin.

Martin was fatally shot last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas announced Monday that Giroir has been suspended indefinitely without pay.

Giroir was under investigation for his role in the March 1 on-duty shooting death of a 20-year-old man.

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