A police officer in Junction City, Kansas was fired after it was revealed that they had faked an incident in which they were supposedly served a coffee cup with an anti-police message written on it, local news outlet KSNT reports.
Herington police chief Brian Hornaday made the announcement at a press conference on Monday night, declaring that the officer responsible was “no longer employed with the agency,” and that the hoax amounted to “a black eye on law enforcement.”
As previously reported, the officer in question claimed to receive a coffee cup at a local McDonald’s that had the words “f***ing pig” written on it by the employee who served it.
In his press conference, Hornaday said that the officer was 23 years old and had been with the department for only two months. He also delivered a strongly-worded message to the former officer, saying that he hoped the officer “understands the magnitude of the black eye that this gives the law enforcement profession from coast to coast.”