Le Mars Police Officer Fired For Social Media Post

Le Mars, Iowa — A Le Mars police officer was fired from his job after posting questionable material on social media.

Le Mars Police Chief Kevin Vande Vegte has issued a news release stating Officer Jeremy Singer had engaged in misconduct involving social media activity depicting comments and behavior unbecoming of a police officer. Vande Vegte says he was first made aware of the situation on Sunday, and immediately placed Singer on administrative leave. Vande Vegte says a misconduct investigation was initiated. Based on the results of that investigation, Singer was dismissed from his duties as a police officer effective Tuesday, September 15th.

Vande Vegte says the city of Le Mars took this matter seriously and the actions and comments made by Officer Singer are not representative of the values in place to ensure that there is trust between the police department and the community of Le Mars. Singer had been a police officer with the Le Mars Police Department for just about three years.

Chief Vande Vegte did not disclose the nature of the post.



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