Arthur “Mack” Love IV was removed as deputy director of the Government of Community Initiatives after posting “divisive images and statements” about the shooting, Steve McAdams, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, said in a statement obtained by The Hill.
A former state employee posted the statement and accused 17-year-old old Kyle Rittenhouse of shooting and killing three protesters in Kenosha after allegedly injuring two protesters. Her Facebook has since been made private or taken over.
McAdams said Love immediately relieved of his duties. Kevin Kraft, the administrative director of the African Affairs Commission, will assume his responsibilities.
“These divisive images and statements are inconsistent with the mission and core values of the Community Initiative Office,” said Mac Adams.
Maryland Matters Previously reported Prem’s firing on Saturday.
Shevik Churchill, a spokesman for the government. Larry Hogan (R), in a statement obtained by The Hill, called the posts “completely inappropriate”.
“We fully support the immediate action taken by director McAdams to address the matter,” she said.
Love’s post included a statement saying, “I am grateful that conservatives are running after this child.” He seems like a really nice person. According to The Washington Post, a separate post showed an officer with two thumbs saying, “Don’t give a caption if you can’t take a slug”.
Love told the Post that he found out that he had been fired via cable news on Saturday and received official information on Sunday.
His LinkedIn profile indicates that he has worked in the office since 2015.
Kenosha staged a week of protests after videos showed police shooting Jacob Blake on the back at least seven times. Protests turned fatal on Tuesday night.