The North Miami Beach officer who was fired for sending an ethnically charged post to a local blog site inviting criminals to visit the homes of activists had been previously reprimanded for using a police computer system for personal use.
Hobbs was fired Tuesday after an internal investigation revealed he had used his city-issued laptop to fire off a blog post to a site run by a local blogger.
It wasn’t the first time he’d gotten into trouble with his supervisors.
According to a dismissal letter to William Hobbs from City Manger Lyndon Bonner, Hobbs received a written reprimand and was placed on 40-hour suspension in January for failing to follow his supervisor’s order to end the pursuit of a suspect.
One month later, he received a written warning for using the police D. A.V. I. D. System, the official database provided by the Department of Highway and Motor Vehicle to law enforcement, for his personal use.