Cop Who Mocked George Floyd’s Death on Facebook Quits

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A Michigan police officer who was under investigation for a racist social media post that joked about George Floyd’s horrific death has resigned, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

The unidentified cop had been suspended without pay after officials in the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights learned about the disturbing Facebook meme.

The post featured an image of Floyd lying on the ground with a Minneapolis officer pressing his knee on the Black man’s neck and the caption, “When you gotta change a tire but don’t wanna get your trousers dirty,” local news outlets reported last week.

The image stemmed from the widely shared cellphone footage of Floyd’s in-custody death, which fueled a nationwide wave of protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

The now-former cop who was knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes is set to go to trial next week.

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