An Ohiopolice chief has resigned after he was reportedly caught putting a Ku Klux Klan sign on a black officer’s desk.
Anthony Campo, the chief of the Sheffield Lake Police Department, was caught on CCTV putting a piece of paper with “Klu Klux Klan” written on it, according to reports. He also laid out a jacket to look like robes worn by KKK members.
Speaking to local press, the town’s mayor Dennis Bring said it was “the most egregious and offensive thing you could possibly do.”
According to the mayor, Campo insisted the incident was meant as a prank, and when informed of a harassment complaint over the sign, he simply smiled and asked, “So am I fired?”
He then proceeded to type up his resignation letter before leaving. Bring said he had apologised personally to the officer at the receiving end of Campo’s sick “joke,” who was reportedly in shock.
“It took us 10 minutes to talk to each other because we both sat there crying,” he said.