A Hudson Valley police officer has been placed on limited duty after fellow officers reported him to supervisors for a racist post on his Faceboook page.
According to LoHud, police officer Brad DiCairano is under investigation for an image posted to his social media account.
The post showed side-by-side photos of African-Americans on a van during last year’s protests in Ferguson, Missouri, next to a picture of baboons swarming a car driven by a white woman.
Beneath the photo a caption read: “What can I say?”
The picture comparing black people to baboons was posted on Wednesday as protests raged in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray. The account has since been shut down and Police Chief Christopher McNerney called the officers lapse in judgment “disturbing”.