A Las Vegas police detective was allowed to keep his job despite posting photos of him aiming a gun at an image of Barack Obama and calling for “race war,” the Las Vegas Sun reported on Monday.
“Let’s just get this over! Race war, Civil, Revolution? Bring it! I’m about as fed up as a man (American, Christian, White, Heterosexual) can get!” Detective Bobby Kinch wrote on his Facebook page in 2013, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
He also reportedly posted photos of himself pointing a gun at a commemorative plate of the President, which he received for his birthday as a gag gift.
A former head of internal affairs contacted the Secret Service about the photo, the Sun reported. Federal agents reportedly prepared to detain Kinch and raid his house, but eventually decided he was not a legitimate threat.
A year later, after an investigation and suspension, Kinch is back on the job.
Kinch told the Sun he had been taken out of context and said he would merely complain about gun control laws and the “knockout game.”
At the time of the posts, his colleagues reportedly pleaded for Kinch to stop posting. “You’ve lost your mind. This may be the dumbest shit you’ve ever posted. That’s saying a lot,” wrote one.
“Bobby, I’ve known you about twenty years and have a ton of respect for you. Please PLEASE do yourself a solid and don’t air things in this stupid thing called Facebook anymore,” wrote another.
The Sun reported Kinch’s fellow officers were the ones who took screenshots of his Facebook posts and brought them to superiors.