2PM UPDATE :
Geneva City Manager Matt Horn says the city is prepared to take “swift action” in responding to some unsettling and racially tinged Facebook postings made by a Geneva Police officer . Horn says the officer in question has been out on medical leave for some time and has not been recently engaged in patrol operations or other activity. Horn says he and Police Chief Jeff Trickler are in contact with members of the minority community . Horn says the ” posts do not reflect the culture we are working to build at the Police Department, or in the City of Geneva.” . The police department has an internal investigation underway .
Although not directly named by Horn , Officer Todd Yancey has been identified by the watch dog blog , “Geneva Believer” .
Images circulating on social media showing a Geneva Police officer’s racially-charged Facebook posts have prompted responses from the City of Geneva, At-Large City Councilor Mark Gramling, and the Geneva Women’s Assembly.
This week an image began circulating on social media that displayed a collection of racist posts.
The blog-“Geneva Believer” reports the posts were by Geneva patrol officer Todd Yancey. The meme included confederate flag imagery, an image that reads “Trust Me, I’m White” and an image complaining about the need to “Press 1 for English.”
The City of Geneva issued a statement via social media accounts within hours of the image going viral.