Mayor: Officer's post ridiculing homeless was inappropriate

Jan 2, 2020


The mayor of the south Alabama city of Mobile said a police officer’s social media post appearing to ridicule homeless people was inappropriate and said the city is taking corrective steps. 

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson wrote on social media Tuesday that the post reflected poorly on the city. He said the city is taking corrective action, but did not elaborate.

The Facebook post showed two Mobile Police officers, holding what the post called a “homeless quilt” made of cardboard signs that apparently had been confiscated from panhandlers around the city.

The city police chief apologized for the post.