HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton University has fired nine of its police officers for allegedly sharing “misogynistic, racist and other offensive remarks” on social media, according to a statement from the school.
The university’s media relations team confirmed the nine Hampton University Police Department officers were fired for alleged “egregious violations of the university’s code of conduct” in an email on Thursday afternoon.
“After a full investigation, it was determined that the officers shared misogynistic, racist and other offensive remarks via social media,” the email said. “The university has a zero tolerance for such behavior.”
WFXR’s sister station, WAVY, has asked the university to name the fired officers and to share their police ranks and how long they worked for the HUPD. WAVY has also asked the school to share in detail the types of remarks the police officers allegedly made on social media.