Head of police union that offered to hire cops fired for misconduct is suspended from the force

The president of the Florida chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police has been suspended with pay from a local sheriff’s office pending an investigation into a Facebook post offering to hire police officers fired for misconduct, USA Today reports.

Bert Gamin is a lieutenant with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and president of the Brevard County FOP, a national police union organization representing over 300,000 law enforcement officers across thousands of local “lodges,” according to USA Today. Gamin was the target of public outrage after a Facebook message posted Saturday announced to the “Buffalo 57 and the “Atlanta six,” that the Brevard County chapter of the FOP was “hiring.”

In Buffalo, New York, 57 police officers quit their jobs after two of their colleagues were suspended for pushing a 75-year-old man to the ground, seriously injuring him — an incident that was caught on video.

In Atlanta, six officers were criminally charged after they violently removed a pair of college students from their vehicle as they were leaving a protest, tasing them and slamming them to the ground. One of the students suffered a broken wrist and a deep cut.

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