Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Denver Police Officer Fired Over Controversial Instagram Post

The Denver Police Department (DPD) has fired one of its officers over a controversial Instagram post.

The controversy began on Sunday (May 31), when Officer Thomas McClay posted a photo of himself and two colleagues posing in riot gear on the social media platform, with the caption “let’s start a riot.”

The post went viral after someone posted a screenshot of the image to Reddit, prompting the DPD to launch an internal investigation into the incident.

Courtesy of Reddit
Officer McClay’s Instagram post. Courtesy of Reddit.

Following the investigation, the department decided to fire McClay on Tuesday (June 2), stating on Twitter that his actions were  “inconsistent with the values of the Department.”

According to The Denver Channel, the DPD has reassigned the other officers seen in the photo, meaning that they will no longer be working at Denver’s protests.

Download the KLEN Mobile App Now

COVID-19 Testing Site


Best of 106.3 NOW FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Sign up to have news and information about your community delivered to your email.