Sunday 23 October 2016

Young cop loses two jobs in one day after posting 'racist' Snapchat picture

Published 28/09/2016 | 21:35

Melissa claims she's 'not a racist'
Melissa claims she's 'not a racist'

A young cop has lost her job after posting a Snapchat picture using the 'N' word.

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The Pennsylvania cop posted a picture of herself in uniform using the racial slur, officials told New York Daily News.

Identified as Melissa Adamson, the young woman was recently hired as a part-time officer who was training as a probationary employee.

The image, which was originally posted on Snapchat and was later shared on other social media platforms, showed Adamson taking a selfie, writing; "I'm the law today n*****."

The Mayor of McKeesport described the post as "absolutely unacceptable".

Mayor Michael Cherepko wrote on Facebook; "This post displays a degree of conduct and character that is far different from what I would expect from an officer in this city.

“It is absolutely unacceptable.

"Without hesitation, my office and the police chief’s office immediately concluded that this officer’s action will not be tolerated in the City of McKeesport.

"She had been relieved of her duties, and her employment has been terminated.”

Adamson lost her job and also resigned from another part-time gig as a police officer in a separate borough on the same day.

She has since come out to say she is "not a racist" and apologised to anyone she offended.

“Everyone knows that I don’t have a racist bone in my body,” she told

“And people who don’t know me, I can understand why it was misconstrued to where it looks racist. But like I said, everyone who knows me knows I’m not racist.”

She said posting the photograph was a "stupid mistake".

“I’m sorry for who I did offend,” she continued.

“It was not my intention. I can’t express how sorry I am for how I made you feel — emotionally, physically. Again, it wasn’t my intention.”

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