PC Run Amuck: Officer pressured to reassign after calling Black Lives Matter protesters ‘fools’ in tweet
According to the Oregonian, Hurlman has been an officer for more than two decades.
“Black Lives Matter is planning to protest at Lloyd Center on black Friday. Oh joy, stuck late again at work to babysit these fools,” his since-removed tweet reportedly said.
The message, which was retweeted, was voluntarily removed from Twitter, according to a news release from the Portland Police Bureau. The release doesn’t name the officer nor does it detail the tweet, but news reports posted screenshots.
“This post is in no way a reflection on how members of the Portland Police Bureau view these community groups or their peaceful expression of free speech,” Donna Henderson, acting Portland police chief, said in a statement Tuesday.