Elgin cop on leave after Facebook comment on Ferguson case

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An Elgin police officer is on administrative leave for what he said about the Ferguson case on Facebook.

Last month, officer Jason Lentz posted a video link that Ferguson police said showed Michael Brown stealing from a store, before an officer shot and killed him.

Lentz commented that the officer did society a favor.

Officials say that, and other racial posts, violate the department’s social media guidelines.

They also say Lentz did not remove the post when he was ordered to.

“This is evidence of our officer’s intolerance for behavior inconsistent with departmental values,” said Elgin Police Deputy Chief Bill Wolf in a statement.

 

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