Police officer Charles Rippoli wrote in the mail last week that Occasio-Cortez is a "sneaky idiot" who "needs a circle … and I do not mean the type he served with." Gretna Arthur Lawson's chief of police told reporters Monday that Rippoli, along with officer Angelo Varrico, who "likes" the post, was fired. "This incident, we think, was a shame for our department," he said.
Gretna is across the river from New Orleans. and three other congressmen in color. "This is Trump's goal when he uses a targeted language and threatens elected officials who disagree with his political agenda." It's authoritarian behavior, "she wrote on Monday. "The President is sowing violence, creating an environment where people can be hurt, and he claims he can be denied."
CNN was unable to reach Rippoli for comment. Gretna's police department and the fraternal order of the Louisiana police did not return CNN's comments to comment. the congressman did not say. It is unclear whether Rippoli knew he was responding to a satirical article.
Lawson said on Monday that Facebook Mail "violated our policy, it was in the nature that was certainly not backed by our agency and encouraged violence."
The police chief added, "I spoke to him personally only to try to figure out why I simply can not understand and I think he just got up to the heat of the moment," he said, "I mean, it was not even real news. "