TAMPA, Fla. — The University of South Florida Police Department is investigating one of its own officers for "disturbing language" used on a Twitter account bearing the officer's name.
The Twitter bio for @presleyyg reads "KKK member." The name listed on that account as the users real name is Presley Garcia.
In 2018, USF Police welcomed a new officer with that same name.
With that information, the department launched a preliminary investigation into the Twitter account. The officer was placed on administrative leave.
The agency provided the following statement regarding the investigation.
The University of South Florida Police Department was recently made aware of a Twitter account allegedly belonging to a USF police officer that features some disturbing language. USFPD immediately began a preliminary investigation and is working to gather details associated with this allegation. The officer has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation into this matter continues. The University of South Florida rejects in the strongest possible terms all forms of racism and discrimination. They do not reflect our Principles of Community, which value diversity and inclusion.