Ugly Facebook Post From The Police Union In Columbia, Missouri (UPDATE)

03/19/2013 01:29 pm ET | Updated May 19, 2013
  • Radley Balko Senior Writer and Investigative Reporter, The Huffington Post

UPDATE: 3:50 p.m. -- A spokesperson from the Columbia Police Officers' Association wrote to say that the post was satire, rather than a suggestion. The spokesperson also noted that the organization is not formally a union.

The post in question has since been removed from the organization's Facebook page.

The police department in Columbia, Missouri -- the same department responsible for a drug raid video that went viral a couple years ago -- wants to get a new armored vehicle. The town's police union, which has been fighting the local police chief over his efforts to hold cops accountable for abusive behavior, apparently approves of the idea.

This was taken from the group's Facebook page. As of 1:30 ET, it was still there.

Charming, fellas.

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