A post on Facebook has cost an Iowa Department of Public Safety employee her job.
Amy Pollpeter, an analyst at the Iowa state crime laboratory, was fired on Tuesday. DPS issued a statement saying she was fired for a post on social media, but did not say what the post contained.
The Des Moines Register reported that Pollpeter, in a Facebook post on July 8th, lashed out at the Black Lives Matter movement and wrote that, “Because of blacks” she now does notice skin color and “frankly, I no longer feel safe around them.” The post followed the killings of several police officers in Dallas, Texas.
Pollpeter, who worked as a state criminalist for 10 years, has a new post on Facebook where she says that “there is more to the story than the Department of Public Safety is letting on” and she’s “disappointed that the department has chosen to disregard the policy of keeping personnel matters confidential.”