Winfield police officer resigns after controversial post


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UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. 6/2/2020: CHARLESTON, WV (AP) – The West Virginia National Guard is pursuing disciplinary action against a guardsman who posted on social media that he would shoot at people protesting the death of George Floyd.

The guardsman, Noah Garcelon, has already resigned from his position as an officer with the Winfield Police Department after making the comments.

In a series of now-deleted posts, Garcelon wrote that he would “start firing live rounds” at protesters and “see how many I can run over before my car breaks down.”

Major General James Hoyer of the West Virginia National Guard said Tuesday that the agency will take the appropriate disciplinary action on Garcelon.

WINFIELD, WV (WOWK) — An officer has resigned from the Winfield Police Department after an inappropriate post was made to social media, aimed at protestors.

The Winfield Police Department said they were made aware of the inappropriate Facebook posts made by Officer Noah Garcelon.

An investigation led to Noah Garcelon resigning from the Winfield Police Department.

Winfield Police Department said they do not condone or tolerate the behavior displayed by Gareclon.

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