Two policemen fired for suggesting Ocasio-Cortez be shot

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Two US police officers in Louisiana have been fired over a Facebook post suggesting congresswoman Alexandrian Ocasio-Cortez should be shot.

Charles Rispoli wrote that the Democrat needed “a round”, which was then “liked” by a fellow officer.

The police chief of Gretna said it was “an embarrassment to our department.”

It comes days after President Donald Trump’s comments about Ms Ocasio-Cortez and three of her colleagues in Congress that were widely derided as racist.

His tweets telling four congresswomen, all US citizens to “go back” where they came from sparked an outcry from Democrats, as well as condemnation from some Republicans.


Christopher Ojilere