Indianapolis PD Gets Flak for #WeCanBreathe Tweet


The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department got rather a lot of online pushback for a tweet using the hashtag #WeCanBreathe, which people took as a mockery of Eric Garner‘s last words.

Last night, Indianapolis protesters took to the streets to protest Garner’s case and police brutality. Two protesters were arrested for, as Lt. Christopher Bailey explained, traffic obstruction. A Twitter user identified as Joi Barnett got into a Twitter exchange with the IMPD about the arrests:

And then the IMPD tweeted this out:

You can imagine how well that went over:

After taking down the tweet, the IMPD posted this apologetic one saying they didn’t mean to mock anything or anyone:

[h/t Indy Star]
[image via Indy Star]

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