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Norfolk dispatcher suspended for Facebook post

Friday - 6/28/2013, 10:45am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. -- A Norfolk 911 dispatcher who made a controversial Facebook post about a police shooting has been suspended during an employee investigation.

City spokeswoman Lori Crouch said Thursday that the action was taken after Jessica Camarillo posted the comment on a retired police officer's Facebook page.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/10ZSU1Z ) that the post was made the day after 22-year-old Joshua "Omar" Johnson was fatally shot by a police officer who said he feared for his partner's life. Camarillo suggested the officers should sue the deceased man's family for putting their lives in danger, making detectives work overtime and making her work instead of read a "hot sexy book." She closed with "LOL."

But a woman who saw the post didn't think it was funny and told City Council it was inappropriate.


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