Mercer University’s police chief is reportedly investigating calls for murder allegedly made on Facebook by one of its own police officers.
The Facebook page has Mercer University Atlanta Officer Mark Teems’ image as the profile picture, reported 11Alive.
The account that bears his image and name commented on a local news story shared to the station’s Facebook page regarding the recent protest at Georgia Tech after an officer fatally shot Scout Schultz, a student at the university.
Screen captures of the posts provided by 11Alive show that the user’s comment on the news feed said, “I’m sick of the BS. Declare Martial Law and start killing these Asshats!!!”
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11Alive contacted Mark Teems via phone. The man who answered said he worked for Mercer University as a police officer, but he played dumb when asked about the post
He repeatedly said, “I don’t know what you are talking about.”
Interestingly, he even refused to look at screenshots of what someone allegedly did in his name, which seems strange. Wouldn’t a police officer want to investigate who is using his name and picture to post things suggesting murder? Unless of course it actually was him, then he would probably be embarrassed that he has been caught.
11Alive asked him for his email address to send him the screenshots, but he refused. 11Alive News informed him that the university is aware of the comments and wanted to give him a chance to respond. Again he refused and hung up the phone.
Mercer University said the information has been passed along to Mercer’s police chief, and the matter will be handled internally.