Remember the Sterling Heights police officer that was recently placed on leave after mocking George Floyd on Facebook? Well, that police officer in question has resigned.

Sterling Heights Police Lt. Mario Bastianelli statement:

During the course of the Police Department’s internal investigation, and prior to disciplinary action, the police officer in question resigned. This incident is confirmation that the City must remain vigilant in identifying and rooting out such behavior, which has no place in a municipal organization that serves an incredibly diverse population. This incident further shows the City’s commitment to making sure each and every resident, business owner, and visitor feels welcome and safe in Sterling Heights. This objective is integral to realizing the City’s vision for Sterling Heights as a community that is vibrant, inclusive, and distinctive.

According to Metro Times, a post on the cop’s Facebook page showed former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of Floyd, below the words, “when you gotta change a tire but don't wanna get your trousers dirty.”

The 48-year-old officer posted the controversial comment to the private Facebook page of a police officer.

When I see people post crap like this on social media, I simply remove them. I don't want to see this kind of stuff and I certainly don't want to be associated with people that find it funny...because it's not. People are just tired of this kind of behavior and now this guy has to pay the price.

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