Georgia Prison Guard Investigated For Racism Over ‘Biscuits And Gravy’ Post

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Sgt. Michael Bourhill of New York’s Westchester County Correction Department has come under investigation for sharing what has been described as a racist tweet, The New York Post reported Wednesday.

Bourhill shared a purported group photo of the Georgia Department of Corrections — most of whom were black and some overweight — that had the caption that read, “They must serve some good biscuits and gravy at the Georgia Department of Correction,” the outlet reported. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Seriously Depressing Place’ — Trump’s Top Allies, VP Contenders Describe Sights & Sounds Of NY Courtroom)

Bourhill appeared to write the words “Damn!!” over the photo, the outlet noted.

This post got the attention of the Westchester Correction Association which wrote on Facebook on May 15 that it, “strongly condemns the racist and offensive social media post” and called “upon the leadership of Westchester County to take immediate steps to address this incident.” The group demanded that Bourhill be held to account and disciplined. “It is crucial that the county demonstrates its commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion through concrete actions rather than mere words,” the association added.

Officials opened an investigation into the matter, The New York Post reported. “Last week the Department of Corrections became aware of an inappropriate social media post and launched a formal investigation,” Westchester’s communication director Catherine Cioffi told The New York Post. Cioffi mentioned that an “inappropriate social media post,” whether posted or reposted, is against employee policy and that violators of this policy “will be subject to formal disciplinary charges,” the outlet reported.