Snyder, lawmakers meet after police director shares NFL post

Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has met privately with black lawmakers after the Michigan State Police director shared someone else’s Facebook post that called NFL players kneeling during the national anthem “anti-American degenerates.”

Snyder has said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue’s job is safe. He’ll decide if she should be disciplined for violating the department’s social media policy.

After meeting with the governor Tuesday, members of the Legislative Black Caucus said a five-day suspension — the maximum imposed on state police employees for similar violations — would be inadequate. They also reiterated calls for her resignation or termination.

Etue has apologized. She met with the Legislative Black Caucus last week.

Rep. Bettie Cook Scott, a former Detroit police officer, says Etue must be suspended longer than five days because “her leadership was poor.”

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3 comments

  • Old Bob

    The Black Caucus could better serve the public and the black person if they would stop playing the BLACK Card. When anyone spends their whole looking for something, anything, that could offend them. They will find something.

    It’s time to grow up and act like adults. Every time someone plays the BLACK card it fuels racial discrimination.

    It’s time to grow up and act like adults.

  • Judy Gersonde-Bryant

    I agree with old Bob. someone black is always looking for a reason to put blame on the white man. there is no perfect race. there are both good and bad in every race. it’s past time for us to all be just Americans, grown up Americans

  • Not racist Not violent, but no longer silent

    Nothing should be done. If the black caucus is offended it’s on them. I’m offended that they were offended over truly something that meant no offense!