Pinellas Deputy Resigns After Being Found With Racist, Pornographic Content On Phone


A Pinellas County deputy has resigned after offensive content was found on his personal cell phone during a separate investigation into an alleged extramarital affair with a corrections deputy.

Shawn Pappas, 46, was employed with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years before he resigned at the end of February. He became a corporal approximately 3 years ago.

The content on his phone was racist, sexist and pornographic in nature. There were dozens of pornographic photos of women and offensive memes that were sent and received while Pappas was both on and off duty.

One of the memes mocked the Women’s March in D.C. and said “In one day, Trump got more fat women out walking, than Michelle Obama did in 8 years.”

Another showed a white child next to a monkey and reads “Stop Racism, black children and white children are the same.”

There were also memes sent that mocked people with Down Syndrome, gay men and American Indians.

Investigators also discovered videos Pappas made while on duty.

When Pappas was confronted about the content, he resigned from the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators say they would have fired him, had he not resigned.

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  • BiteMyShinyMetalAss

    Isn’t this the norm for the cowards in blue? Racist bullies with badges, poorly educated morons not qualified for any other occupation.

  • Natural_Texan

    This is a bad guy.. hope he gets what he deserves.. Yet I can find little error in this comment: “In one day, Trump got more fat women out walking, than Michelle Obama did in 8 years.”

  • REALConservative

    Man…I was really hoping it was going to be deputy Mike Smalley who cost the taxpayer a settlement when he stole the phone of someone who was legally recording him, assaulted the citizen, and smashed their phone. Smalley was never charged.

    Everyone thinks that POS Mike Smalley is such a righteous christian family man.

  • Jason Oramas

    holy shit so if someone sent you a racist meme that would get you fired? wow I don’t like cops but even this seems pretty extreme