MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities say a jailer in Tennessee has been relieved of duty with pay pending an investigation into a racist post on Facebook.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Earle Farrell told The Commercial Appeal that Sgt. Marcus Twilla shared a racist post in a private Facebook group for law enforcement officers Saturday. The post has since been deleted.
Farrell said Twilla, who was worked as a Shelby County corrections officer since 2001, “violated our social media policy about a posting using racist language.”
Twilla could not be reached for comment by the newspaper Thursday. A woman who did not identify herself answered the phone at his home and declined comment.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy McNary was suspended over a Facebook post In July 2016.