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Springfield NAACP President Talbert Swan condemns ‘racist, despicable’ meme posted on his Facebook page, allegedly by Utah police officer

The Layton, Utah, Police Department is investigating a complaint by Bishop Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Springfield chapter of the NAACP, that his Facebook page was marred by a "racist" meme allegedly posted by one of Layton's officers.
The Layton, Utah, Police Department is investigating a complaint by Bishop Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Springfield chapter of the NAACP, that his Facebook page was marred by a “racist” meme allegedly posted by one of Layton’s officers.(DON TREEGER / THE REPUBLICAN [FILE])

SPRINGFIELD — The Layton Police Department in Utah is investigating a complaint by Bishop Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Springfield chapter of the NAACP, that his Facebook page was marred by a “racist” meme allegedly posted by one of Layton’s officers.

Swan, in a Facebook response to the post, said it was “racist, despicable, and unbecoming for any law enforcement officer to post on social media.”

Lt. Travis Lyman, a spokesman for Layton police, said Thursday a complaint was received and “and we have initiated an internal affairs investigation.”


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Utah police officer resigns after ‘racist’ meme posted to Springfield NAACP President Talbert Swan’s Facebook page

A police officer from Layton, Utah, resigned after posting a racist meme to the Facebook Page of Bishop Talbert W. Swan II (shown above), president of the Springfield chapter of the NAACP.
A police officer from Layton, Utah, resigned after posting a racist meme to the Facebook Page of Bishop Talbert W. Swan II (shown above), president of the Springfield chapter of the NAACP. (DAVE ROBACK / THE REPUBLICAN [file])

SPRINGFIELD — A police officer in Layton, Utah, resigned on Friday after being accused of posting a racist meme on the Facebook page of Bishop Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Springfield chapter of the NAACP.

A Layton police spokesman said the department was “embarrassed and sorry” over the incident.

The officer, whose identify was not disclosed by Layton police, resigned one day after he was suspended from his job as a result of the incident, said Lt. Travis Lyman, the police spokesman who also serves as investigator for the department’s Internal Affairs Unit. 


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Weekend concert in Amherst to benefit Springfield NAACP, Arise for Social Justice

 
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On Saturday, April 1, Social Justice groups and faith organizations will host a benefit concert to raise funds for the NAACP of Greater Springfield and Arise for Social Justice. (Third-Party-Submitted)
 

AMHERST — Advocacy and faith organizations in Amherst will host a benefit concert this weekend in support of the Greater Springfield NAACP and Arise for Social Justice.


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