[WATCH] Buffalo Officer Suspended For Second Time After Violating Social Media Policy

Richard Hy, a Buffalo police officer, has been suspended again for posting outrageous videos on social media.

Hy was suspended in February 2016 for posting on a Vine, a video-sharing site, with his “Angry Cops,” videos parodying his experience as a police officer.

His videos featured topics like Hy pretending to snort cocaine, then crazy laughing or recording a fake police shooting in which Hy tells the victim to be quiet since he was only grazed, according to the Buffalo News.

Hy, 29, has been suspended for a month, without pay.

According to Spectrum News, the Buffalo Police department’s policy states employees, sworn-in officers and civilians, cannot depict “The uniform, badge or patch in any manner that reflects a lack of good moral character.”

IT has been causing people to freak out lately…

Posted by Angry Cops on Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Buffalo News reported Hy served with the Army in Iraq twice and was awarded the Combat Action Badge. He was known to be a jokester long before he joined the city’s police force in 2012.

About 150 police officers and others in the Buffalo area have raised $2,285 to help Hy cover his expenses while he is on unpaid suspension.

A GoFundMe page raised more than $1,700 for Hy, but he has refused to accept the money and has asked that they be donated to the Fallen Officer Foundation.

Hy’s videos on Vine have been removed, but he has continued to post videos to his “Angry Cops” Facebook and Instagram. He has 69,000 followers on Instagram.

Source: http://www.newyorkupstate.com/buffalo/2017/09/buffalo_officer_richard_hy_suspended_second_time_for_violating_social_media_poli.html

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