A South Carolina police officer was fired after posting a photo of himself wearing Confederate flag boxer shorts shortly after the Charleston church massacre in which nine black people were killed. Now, he has received a settlement of $55,000.
From BizPac Review:
Cop fired after wearing confederate underwear gets $55,000 settlement
The South Carolinian Insurance Reserve Fund will pay former Sgt. Shannon Dildine the amount after Dildine filed a wrongful termination claim against both the city of North Charleston, as well as its police department, reported The Post and Courier.
Dildine posted a picture of himself in Confederate flag underwear five days after Dylann Roof’s June 2015 massacre at a black Charleston church. While he deleted it the next day after a superior at his police department mentioned it, North Charleston deemed the photo incendiary and indicative of a lack of judgment.
Here’s the pic:
While Dildine received this $55,000 settlement, the North Charleston police department declined to reinstate him.
More on the story from ABC, circa 2015:
A North Charleston police officer was axed after allegedly posting a picture to his Facebook page showing wearing nothing but Confederate flag underwear and a smile, according to documents and a report.
The incident comes at a tumultuous time for the department and an uproar over the Confederate flag after a racially motivated shooting at a historically black church in Charleston that left 9 dead.
Sgt. Shannon Dildine allegedly posted the photo several days ago and the image has since gained attention as it circulated on social media, according to ABC News Affiliate WCIV.
Sgt. Dildine may have done something silly, but now he’s laughing all the way to the bank.