UPDATE: Overland Park police fire officer for threatening Facebook post about child

Posted at 11:26 AM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 18:42:50-04

UPDATE (4:35 p.m.): Overland Park police said they have fired the officer, effective immediately. A criminal investigation is underway.


Overland Park police are investigating after being made aware of a Facebook post reportedly written by one of their officers. 

Overland Park police posted on the department’s Facebook page that they became aware of the post, reportedly made by an officer on their personal Facebook account, overnight on Thursday.

The department has commenced an investigation.

41 Action News spoke with LaNaydra Williams who contacted police about the post. Williams said she got the comment around 11:50 p.m. on a post from 2014. The comment read: 

"We'll see how much her life matters soon.. better be careful leaving your info open where she can be found :) hold her close tonight, it'll be the last time"

The Overland Park Police Department’s Facebook post also said Chief Francis Donchez Jr. wants “to assure the community the Overland Park Police Department will not tolerate any form of discrimination or threats.”

Overland Park police said possible disciplinary action for inappropriate behavior by staff members includes several steps including termination of employment. 

This is a developing story. Lexi Sutter is working to find out more about this story. 



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