Florida Cop Under Fire for Violent Facebook Comment About Parkland Student David Hogg

A veteran Florida police officer is facing disciplinary action for posting a violent comment on Facebook about student gun-control activist and Parkland school student David Hogg. K-9 officer Brian Valenti of the Coconut Creek Police Department made the comment on a post about Hogg’s recent anti-NRA “die-in” protest at Publix stores. Commenting on a photo of the protest, Valenti wrote, “Hope some old lady loses control of her car in that lot. Jus saying.” Valenti, who has 23 years on the force, later removed the post but not before it was spotted and his superiors made aware of it. The police chief, Albert Arenal, later admitted the comment was “unprofessional and inappropriate,” saying Valenti “will be offering an apology, as he has indicated that he wants to do whatever he has to do to make it right,” the Sun-Sentinel reported. Arenal could not say how Valenti would be disciplined but said the department will “look into it more fully on Tuesday.”