Captain Jamie Marquardt of the Cleveland EMS decided to post a status on his Facebook page that referred to 12-year-old Tamir Rice as a criminal that he wishes he would have had the chance to kill…Yea, he said this about a child who was shot and killed by Cleveland police officers last year.
A Cleveland EMS captain was terminated Tuesday for making comments that violated the city’s policies and procedures, city spokesman Dan Williams said.
“The posts were not acceptable and do not represent the views or standards of the City of Cleveland administration, Department of Public Safety or Division of Emergency Medical Services,” Williams said.
Williams would not provide details on the content of the post.
A local TV station reported that Marquardt wrote, “Tamir Rice should have been shot and I am glad he is dead…I am upset I did not get the chance to kill the little criminal.”
Fox 8 also said Marquardt posted an apology the same day, and claimed someone picked up his phone and wrote the comments under his name.
Marquardt insisted in an email to the Daily News that he had never made the comments about Tamir.
“I did not do it,” Marquardt said. “I presented evidence to the city of Cleveland that I did not do it. They fired me simply because it was on the news. They have no evidence I did this.”
Hacked, huh?!?! SMH!