The Georgia Police Department is under investigation for using a Black man’s photo during a target practice. Consequently, hundreds of members of the community criticized the police officers for being racist.On June 17, the Villa Rica Police Department in Georgia posted photos on Facebook after hosting a target practice. In one photo, an instructor from the Georgia Police was seen standing next to one of the participants as they aim a gun at the target.
However, according to Wehner, the target was a photo of a Black man holding a gun. Consequently, hundreds of members of the community expressed their outrage after seeing the photos posted on Facebook by the Georgia Police.
Georgia Police Apologizes
According to Bellamy, all photos posted on Facebook by the Georgia Police have already been taken down. In addition, the department issued an apology on Facebook for its decision to post the photos. The apology stated that the Georgia Police did not intend to be insensitive or offensive to anyone.
However, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) of Carroll County argued that the Facebook post lacked sincerity and sensitivity toward the minority. The NAACP also sent a letter regarding the photos posted by the Georgia Police and requested a meeting with the officials of the city of Villa Rica over the issue.