Greenburgh officer suspended for alleged racist post
A Greenburgh police officer is now suspended for allegedly posting a racist picture about the Baltimore riots to his social media account.
Police officials accuse Brad DiCairano, 54, of posting two juxtaposed pictures, one of African-American protesters on top of a minivan during last year's unrest in Ferguson, next to a photo of baboons swarming a car driven by a white woman, with the caption "what can I say!"
Greenburgh Police Chief Christopher McNerney says the timing and nature of the post are troubling.
Chief McNerney calls the post hurtful and says fellow officers alerted him to the post Wednesday.
In a statement calling for additional sensitivity training, the head of the NAACP wrote, "When police police the police, other people don't have to police the police."
DiCairano's Facebook page has since been deactivated. The chief says he has not yet spoken to DiCairano, who left the state for a vacation.
Officials will interview the officer when he returns Monday.