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A Kansas City, Mo., police officer landed in hot water after he allegedly tried to tarnish the reputation of Michael Brown — who was killed by a cop in suburban St. Louis — on his Facebook account.
Officer Marc Catron posted what he apparently thought depicted a compromising photo of the 18-year-old black man who died Aug. 9, local station KCTV reported.
The young man in the photo can be seen pointing a gun at the camera with a wad of cash in his mouth and a bottle of alcohol by his side.
“I’m sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I’m sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community,” Catron allegedly wrote.
One problem is that Brown wasn’t in the photo. The picture actually shows murder suspect Joda Cain, who was accused of killing his great-grandmother in Oregon last year.
Another issue, many critics said, is that Catron’s conduct was unbefitting a police officer.
The department might agree. Catron’s actions are now under internal review, the CBS affiliate said.
This was not the first time Catron made controversial posts on the social network either. He previously shared a meme of O.J. Simpson in court that read, “Remember how white people rioted after OJ’s acquittal? Me neither,” according to KCTV.
It appears Catron has taken down his Facebook page after people took offense to the posts.
A spokesperson for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department was not immediately available for comment when contacted by the Daily News.