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Kansas Cop Threatens 5-Year-Old Black Girl on Facebook, Loses His Job

LaNaydra Williams with her daughter India. Image courtesy of Facebook.

LaNaydra Williams with her daughter India. Image courtesy of Facebook.

LaNaydra Williams, who lives in Dallas, told Kansas City’s Fox4KC she was rattled by the sinister comment left under a Facebook photo of she and her daughter Friday night. Williams said she received a notification from a name she didn’t recognize and subsequently clicked on the user’s profile to see a uniformed police officer.

According to the Daily Mail, the disgraced officer was later identified as rookie Overland Park Police officer Rodney Lee Wilson. Possibly provoked by the recent deaths of five police officers in Dallas or Williams’ profile picture, which Fox4KC reports as an image of a person dressed in black holding a knife to a police officer’s throat, Wilson directly threatened the Dallas woman’s 5-year-old daughter, India.

“We’ll see how much her life matters soon … better be careful leaving your info in the open where she can be found,” Wilson’s comment read. “Hold her close tonight, it’ll be the last time.”

The message was later deleted.

With the photo of she and her daughter posted to her Facebook profile for the last two years, Williams said she has no idea how or why Wilson found her on social media. The Dallas mother has no ties to the officer or the Kansas city area.

“For this guy to just come out of nowhere, just being disrespectful. How can you be an officer? How, How?,” the Dallas mother told KSHB 41. “It’s unacceptable. For anyone but especially for a police officer. Cops like this don’t value our lives and have the audacity to publicly comment on my child’s picture.”

Williams immediately alerted the Overland Park Police Department, to which they told her the officer’s Facebook page was hacked. They later backtracked, however, after an investigation revealed that Wilson was indeed behind the threatening comments. The officer was promptly terminated from his position, according to a statement released by the police department.

“During the investigation, by our Professional Standards Unit, we learned our officer did in fact make this post,” the statement read. “It was obvious that our officer did not meet the standards of professionalism for the Overland Park Police Department. Overland Park has terminated the officer, effective immediately.”

Overland Park Police Chief Francis Donchez Jr. has since called Williams to offer an apology, Fox4KC reports.

Despite the incident, the Dallas mother said “one bad apple in the bunch” won’t alter her young daughter’s positive perception of police officers.

“Maybe I’ll just say he was one bad cop,” Williams said. “Not all of them are like that. I don’t think she’ll think they’re all like that either way. She loves police.”

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3 thoughts on “Kansas Cop Threatens 5-Year-Old Black Girl on Facebook, Loses His Job

  1. There should be a Citizens Bank in Europe and if there is one where is it? Beacause we want to put our money in too. There are Millions of Descendants of Slaves living outside of America and we want to support too….so please open the Gateways for us over here! Because we ready, we've been ready for a longtime! :-}

  2. As Children of Slaves we need to be more protective of each other and our families….but not individually, it should be as a Nation of people. It should not matter if we live in Brazil, Europe, Carribean or across the Amerikas.

    As we are now talking; and exerting ideas; and knowledge; and love for each other. I'm seeing other Nations wanting to clean up, getting drugs off the street and getting all sorts of prostitution out. They're saying the Children of Slaves are waking up and want to gather themselves together; and talking about bringing their money together and creating their own currency, and creating a work force with our over-educated doctors, nurses, scientists, technologists, athletes, muscians, artists with their old and with their young. Creating our own School Districts and Hospitals.

    American Black people are one of the most powerful groups and influential groups on the planet….but don't forget that the American Black Family Nationwide is Bigger than America… don't forget about your Cuban Family, Venezuela Family, Mauritian Family, Brazilian Family, British and French and so on and so on. We are all Descendants of Slaves. We are One Family of people.

    Lets Sound the Holy Angelic Trumpet: "Children of Slaves Come Together as ONE NATION" Based on the Freedon of Slavery Act we should be thinking INTERNATIONAL! There should be a Bank of Slaves Worldwide where we can all put £100 pounds, euros or dollars into so we can look after the starving and needy in Venezuela, America or the Carribean….so when other Global currencies fall we are still standing or where we have an Alternative Wealth Establishment we can rely on.

  3. I Recount there are Billions of us not Millions!

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