Police Officer Susan Graziosi, Fired For Facebook Criticism, Sues


It's customary that when a police officer is killed in the line of duty, the city sends a representative to the funeral. But when former Sgt. Susan Graziosi posted a complaint on her Facebook page, chiding the mayor for not sending someone to services for an officer from Pearl, Miss. Graziosi was fired, The Delta Democrat Times reports, and now she's suing for a violation of her free speech.

"Dear Mayor," Graziosi wrote on her Facebook page, according to the lawsuit, "can we please get a leader that understands that a department sends officers (to) the funeral of an officer killed in the line of duty?"