Kansas City, KS -- Two Kansas City cops are the subject of an internal investigation after they were photographed posing for photos in front of a stop sign that read, "Cops Stop Murder'n."
Residents watched in disbelief as two KC police officers pulled up to the stop sign and posed for pictures, with their rifles. According to residents, the officers were laughing and joking as they posed for their sadistic photographs.
“We see the cops pull up. I’m thinking, they’re on a call,” said Celeste Lona, a resident who photographed the officers' actions.
“They thought it was funny, ‘ha-ha let’s take a selfie’,” said Lona.
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“You see the kids are out here playing. What if the kids would’ve seen it? What kind of message is that towards the kids?” asked Lona.
Cops killing people is no laughing matter, and the fact that these two officers would find it amusing to pose with their rifles in front of a sign about murdering cops is disturbing, to say the least.
“When I watched them take that picture, and they were laughing about it, to me it looked like they were very proud,” said Lona.
Lona uploaded the pictures to her facebook page, and they eventually got the attention of the Kansas City Police Department. On Sunday, the Department released the following statement:
“The Kansas City, KS Police Department became aware of the photos depicting officers posing with patrol rifles in front of a stop sign thru social media late yesterday. The photos are disappointing and inappropriate. The Police Department has spent a great deal of time building relationships with the community in order to strengthen the confidence and trust they have our officers.
We hope the actions of these two officers will be viewed as poor judgement and will not take away from the good work being done every day by members of the Kansas City, KS Police.”
As of May 25th, police in the US have killed 438 people in 2015. That is more than most European countries have killed in the last century, combined. And to these two officers, it's a novelty.