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.’’

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


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