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A Detroit police sergeant’s Facebook post has sparked a Detroit police internal investigation.
The post read: “If the dance troupe at the top is okay for this year’s half-time show, then the one at a bottom should be okay for next year, right?” Pictures coinciding with the text showed Beyonce’s back up dancers as the first picture and the second picture showed the Ku Klux Klan. Many have speculated Beyonce’s dancers were styled to resemble the Black Panther Party in honor of the group’s 50th anniversary.
“I received calls indirect and direct from employees throughout the organization troubled by it,” Chief of Police James Craig said. “Certainly this does not and shouldn’t represent our police officers.”
Craig says the post has been replaced by a retraction and an apology, but added that the original post was unacceptable.
“We work in a city that’s certainly well over 80 percent African-American and to post something that has to do with a hate group like the Ku Klux Klan is problematic,” Craig says.