'Inappropriate' post leads to Md. police employee suspension

ANNE ARUNDEL CO., MD (WUSA9) - An Anne Arundel County police civilian employee was suspended on Monday after making an inappropriate social media post about the death of a Bowie State University student. 

Police say the post was made by Welby Burgone. He is a former police academy recruit and is currently assigned as a civilian employee with Anne Arundel County Police. 

The post seemed to mock the murder of Bowie State University student Richard Wilbur Collins III by University of Maryland student Sean Urbanski. 

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Anne Arundel County police said the post was extremely insensitive and appeared to be racially motivated. 

“The actions of this employee are a betrayal of the values of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Any employee who espouses or supports hateful or racist ideology will be held accountable and we will not allow the public’s trust in their police department to be eroded”, Chief Timothy Altomare.
 

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