San Diego PD to Investigate Officer's Questionable Instagram Selfie, Caption

During the Donald Trump rally in front of the San Diego Convention Center, an officer with the local Police Department posted a photograph of herself in riot gear with a controversial caption.

by Lyndsay Winkley, The San Diego Union-Tribune / May 31, 2016
A San Diego PD officer posted a photograph of herself in riot gear to Instagram with a questionable caption. Twitter/@WendyNBCSD
A San Diego PD officer posted a photograph of herself in riot gear to Instagram with a questionable caption.Twitter/@WendyNBCSD

SDPD looking into officer selfie during Trump rally

 

 

(TNS) -- A San Diego police officer posted a selfie to social media during Friday's Donald Trump rally with a questionable caption, prompting the department to look into the matter.

According to reporter Wendy Fry at NBC 7 San Diego, the officer posted a photograph of herself in riot gear to Instagram with the caption, "Waiting waiting waiting!! Just riot all ready people!!! #waitingsucks."

Friday's rally in front of the San Diego Convention Center was mostly peaceful, until supporters and protesters began to mix after Trump had delivered his speech. Several fights broke out, which prompted police to declare an unlawful assembly and drive crowds from the area about 5 p.m.

The officer's post appeared online about 2 p.m., according to NBC 7 San Diego's story.

San Diego police Lt. Scott Wahl said the department was made aware of the photograph on Saturday morning. He was not able to confirm details about what the caption said or when it was posted.

"We are looking into this matter," said Wahl.

He added that the department was proud of the "professionalism, restraint and patience displayed by all the officers and deputies during Mr. Trump's visit to San Diego."

The officer's Instagram account has since been removed.

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