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AR part-time officer fired over social media comments

Bethel Heights police car (Source: 40/29) Bethel Heights police car (Source: 40/29)
Bethel Heights Police Department (Source: 40/29) Bethel Heights Police Department (Source: 40/29)
BETHEL HEIGHTS, AR (KAIT) -

A Northwest Arkansas police department has one less officer patrolling the community after the comments he made on social media.

According to a report by 40/29, former Bethel Heights Police Officer David Hastings posted a comment justifying the reason why so many African-American men are killed by police.

He also made comments about the Black Lives Matter Movement.

People in the community showed the Bethel Heights Police Department the comments Hastings had made and the department decided to fire him.

It said the part-time officer‘s comments are a violation of its policy concerning social media and that is why the department fired him.

Hastings worked as a patrol officer for the department for the past year. Without him, the department now has six full-time officers and three part-time officers.

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