CMPD officers, spouses respond to councilwoman's controversial tweet on police

- "You're hurting a lot of people, whether you mean to or not," said Krista Webster, the wife of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer.

Several police advocates are upset about a social media post published by Charlotte councilwoman LaWana Mayfield.

The March 2018 post read: "Being Black in America under #45 has created homegrown terrorist wearing blue uniforms. #AReckoningIsComing.” The councilwoman was trying to convey her stance on deadly officer involved shootings and was writing in response to the killing of Stephon Clark.

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"Nobody signs up to be hated, be called the names they're called in the media, especially now. They signed up to help people, and everyone single one of the guys and women that are with him [her husband] every single one of them got into it to help people and to make sure that their days work made a difference," Webster said. 

She is married to an officer who has been on the job for 16 years. 

The post is coming to light this week after police officers alerted FOX 46 Charlotte that it was on the councilwoman's social media pages.

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Officers expressed concerns about the post because it was discovered in the middle of the department trying to convince city leaders to increase police pay, and it also happens to be National Police Week.

One CMPD Police officer who has been with the department for nearly two decades shared a letter with FOX 46 expressing his frustration and upset with the comments made. You can read the full letter below: 


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