Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/06/2011

NYPD Facebook group reveals officers’ contempt of West Indian Day parade

Remember when NYPD cops were caught dirty dancing at the West Indian Day Parade back in September? Turns out there’s more to the story.

An NYPD officer dances with a parade participant in September. (
 NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau now says they are looking into comments made on a Facebook page that month, believed to have been written by officers posting under their real names. The officers used the page to complain about being detailed to the annual event, where they said parade-goers were “animals,” “savages,” and “filth.” One comment even said: “Let them kill each other,” according to a copy of the Facebook page, now taken down, obtained by the New York Times.

The Times notes that the names of more than 60 percent of the commenters match those of serving police officers.

One comment, “I say have the parade one more year, and when they all gather drop a bomb and wipe them all out,” reportedly came from a cop named Dan Rodney. When The Times reached Rodney by phone, he said he used Facebook, but “I leave my phone around sometimes. Other than that I have no comment.”

New York blog the Gothamist points out that the comments on the West Indian Day Parade are similar to those often posted on the police message board NYPD Rant.

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