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MBTA Police Officer in Trouble for Facebook Post

An MBTA Police officer has been relieved of his duties as a drill instructor at the MBTA police academy after posting a controversial comment on his Facebook page over Father’s Day weekend.

WCVB reported that Officer Joe Rossi posted the following status on his social media profile: “Farther’s [sic] Day, the most confusing day in Roxbury.”

The report said the MBTA responded to the status by removing Rossi from his role as a drill instructor at its police academy and saying he will undergo training “on the importance of treating people and communities with dignity and respect.”

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The MBTA will also look into any other officers who liked or commented on the post, the report added.

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