Beach patrol officer fired for online comments about Trayvon Martin

VOLUSIA COUNTY —
A beach patrol officer accused of making racially insensitive comments about Trayvon Martin online has been fired.
Michael Snipes, a lifeguard supervisor with the Volusia County Division of Beach Safety, was dismissed in a memo dated Friday, Aug. 9.
Snipes posted offensive comments on his Facebook page, according to the county, after the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
Officials said the posts were made while on duty and called them unprofessional and disturbing.
The NAACP called for Snipes firing and an internal investigation was launched by the county.
The internal affairs investigation concluded that Snipes’ messages were unprofessional conduct while on duty and violated multiple codes of conduct and social media policy.
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