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San Diego Sheriff's Department employee removed after reportedly sharing vulgar image

San Diego Sheriff
Posted at 5:26 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 20:34:47-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A San Diego Sheriff's Department employee has been removed from duty after reportedly sharing a vulgar image.

Although 10News hasn't seen the image, it was described as a vulgar image depicting George Floyd. The department says the image was shared electronically and was brought to the attention of leaders by a member of the department. The employee hasn't been identified.

"We were so disgusted that an employee may have shared such a vulgar image that we took immediate action," the department said in a statement to 10News.

The department says the employee was removed from their official duties and had their peace officer authority removed.

"The Sheriff's Department does not tolerate any acts or actions by its employees that are a detriment to our core values. We also cannot comment on an active investigation because of Penal Code 832.7," the department added.

An internal affairs investigation is underway, the department says.