Officer Fired Following Racial Slur She Posted To Snapchat


Melissa Adamson, a Pennsylvania police officer, lost both of her jobs after she posted an image of herself in uniform and captioned it with a racial slur.

She was a part-time police officer and training as a probationary employee. Her photo was captioned "I'm the law today [n-word]."


After being terminated from the McKeesport city police department, she resigned from her second job as a part-time officer in Versailles.

The Mayor or McKeesport released the following statement on Facebook following Adamson's termination,

Adamson is ashamed of the photo and called it a "stupid mistake." She went on to tell WTAE,

Because nothing says "I'm not a racist" like using a racial slur jokingly on your Snapchat. We misconstrued it, everybody!

Citations: 'It was a stupid mistake': Cop's Snapchat photo with racial slur costs her 2 jobs (WTAE)