Rochester Cop Suspended over Alleged Facebook Posts

A Rochester, Minnesota police officer has been put on leave while the department investigates allegations that he posted on Facebook an image of a car running over protesters and another talking about shooting Muslims in the face. 

Rochester Police Chief Roger Peterson says that Officer Ben Schlag was placed on paid administrative leave Friday after the police department was contacted about the posts. 

According to the Post-Bulletin, a group called Me to We Racial healing sent a letter to Peterson and Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede calling for an investigation of Schlag.  The letter included screenshots of the Facebook posts on Schlag’s page. 

One image, posted on November 17, showed a car running over protesters and the words “Nobody cares about your protest.”

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