City of Cortland Community Policing Officer offers an apology for his behavior

City of Cortland Community Policing Officer Jesse Abbott met with us on Thursday about social media posts and comments that he made on Facebook both Wednesday and Thursday. We were provided screenshots of the social media posts and we verified them before they were deleted.

 

 

Timeline:

 

Here’s the original post (Wednesday)

 

 

Here’s the first apology for the original post (Wednesday night):

 

 

Shortly after posting the apology (Wednesday night):

 

Another post Thursday morning:

 

 

Comments from some Facebook users on those Facebook posts:

 

 

One commenter engaged with the Community Policing Page:

 

Another commenter referenced Eric Garner (He was killed by an officer and repeatedly said “I can’t breathe”.):

 

 

 

Officer Abbott’s explanation of the incidents that took place (Interview with the Cortland Voice):

 

This morning, one of the posts was edited: