Police official resigns after posting racist meme

The assistant chief of the Estherwood Police Department in Louisiana has resigned after posting a racist meme to his Facebook.

Wayne Welsh shared a cartoon meme Sunday depicting a woman holding a young girl's head under water in a bathtub, with the caption, "When your daughters (sic) first crush is a little negro boy."

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According to KADN, the post has been deleted, but not before users on social media shared screenshots of the post. Welsh immediately began to defend himself with responses.

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"Its (sic) not against the. Law if you share stuff on. Facebook. Its (sic). Social media. Internet."

But after online backlash and complaints to the Estherwood Police Department, Walsh posted an apology.

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"Well, I posted something on Facebook that made a lot of people mad. Well, I'm sorry for what happen (sic). Ya (sic) have a blessed day."

The police chief announced on Tuesday that Welsh had resigned from his position.