Orland Hills

Orland Hills Police Chief Dismissed From Post After Social Media Post

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Orland Hills Police Chief Thomas Scully has been dismissed from his post after a recent post he made to his Facebook page, which officials say was made "in incredibly poor taste."

According to village officials, Scully was relieved of his duties as police chief after he made the post on his personal Facebook page.

“We hold all of our public officials to the highest standards in their personal and professional lives in Orland Hills,” the village said in a statement. “This social media post is in incredibly poor taste. It does not reflect the values of the people of our community, and we will not tolerate such behavior from any of our public officials.”

The post, which has since been deleted, showed an image of Black looters robbing a store, and was captioned “when free housing, free food, free education and free phones just aren’t enough.”

The village’s deputy police chief will step into the role until a replacement is found, officials said.

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