FOX NEWS - A Georgia cop is unemployed after a man driving by her home reported to authorities that she was flying the Confederate flag.
Sergeant Silvia Cotriss says she had “no idea” that the some of her neighbors found the flag offensive, and, in an appeal of her termination, says that she was just celebrating her Southern heritage and “part of history involving the Civil War.”
Cotriss says she flew the flag in front of her Roswell, Ga., home for over a year without any complaint from friends or neighbors—and if she’d known it was causing a disturbance, she’d have removed it sooner. She told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “If I knew it offended someone, my friends, my family, I wouldn’t do it.”
But Cotriss’s department moved quickly to take action against the 20-year veteran of the Roswell Police Department, who before the flag incident, had only been disciplined once before (and had been routinely commended by her superiors). Roswell’s Chief of Police, Rusty Grant, had been making a serious effort to bond with the surrounding community and, it seems, Cotriss’s flag interfered with his plan.
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