SC police officer fired over Confederate flag picture

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A police officer from North Charleston was fired after posting a photo on Facebook of him wearing Confederate flag boxers.

Police Chief Eddie Driggers said the photo of Sgt. Shannon Dildine does not improve trust or instill confidence with the residents.

“Your posting in this manner led to you being publicly identified as a North Charleston Police officer and associated both you and the Department with an image that symbolizes hate and oppression to a significant portion of the citizens we are sworn to serve,” Driggers wrote.

Dildine has 10 days to appeal the decision if he so chooses, but there’s no word on whether he plans to.

[ABC News 4]