A Michigan court deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office was fired after she posted a racially-charged photo featuring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, CNN reports.
The photo reportedly shows Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and Mike Pence pumpkin carvings and a Kamala Harris carving in a watermelon, according to the report.
“We are outraged by this former employee’s actions and condemn the behavior she chose to engage in,” Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told CNN.
“These type of incidents are disgusting and will never be tolerated or pushed aside at the Sheriff’s Office. Behavior such as this brings tarnish to the badge and is not representative (of) all those in law enforcement who protect and serve,” he added.
Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, Detroit Branch NAACP president, told CNN affiliate WXYZ that the post was racist and added that he believes the post’s “intent was purposely structured to diminish and to dilute the significance of the first African American as Vice President of these United States.”
The former deputy has not been identified by the Sheriff’s office.