New Orleans Cop Resigns After Trayvon Martin Comments

Source: AP / CBS News

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans police officer has resigned after being suspended for posting a comment on a local television station’s website about the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in which he suggested the Florida teen died like a “thug.”

Jason Giroir used his full name and identified himself as a New Orleans Police Department employee when he wrote, “Act like a thug die like one!” in response to a WWL-TV article about a rally supporting Martin.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas suspended Giroir indefinitely without pay Monday. On Tuesday, Giroir resigned after being told allegations against him had been sustained and a hearing to begin his termination was in motion.

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  • Renee Boudreaux

    Idiot…………he did the citizens of New Orleans a favor by retiring. Maybe he should move to Sanford,FL.