A white female police officer in Pennsylvania, Melissa Adamson, was fired for posting a snapchat selfie showing her in uniform with a racial slur written on the photo.
The snap showed Melissa, a part-time cop in McKeesport, wearing a uniform and sunglasses in a car, with the caption, "I'm the law today N***a." Once her bosses got wind of the snapchat photo, they fired her and she also resigned from another part-time police job in Versailles.
She called the photo "a stupid mistake" and insisted she's not a racist.
"Everyone that knows me knows I don't have a racist bone in my body," - she said.
"And people who don't know me, I can understand why it was misconstrued to where it looks racist. But like I said, everyone who knows me knows I'm not racist. I don't want this to affect how I do my job."Melissa posted the photo on Facebook and that's how her superiors got to see the photo.
"This post displays a degree of conduct and character that is far different from what I would expect from an officer in this city," Mayor Michael Cherepko wrote in a Facebook post.
"It is absolutely unacceptable. Without hesitation, my office and Police Chief's office immediately concluded that this officer's actions will not be tolerated in the city of McKeesport."