The Cambridge Police Department is apologizing for a tweet this afternoon that used graphic language to denounce US Rep. Joe Kennedy III - and which also took a potshot at US Sen. Ed Markey, whom Kennedy is trying to replace.
The department's Twitter feed, which normally just announces possible crimes in progress and statements about arrests, took a decidedly Republican turn this afternoon, in response to a WCVB tweet about Kennedy making a pronouncement about the difficulties of acquiring PPE these days:
Another liberal fucking jerk who just happens to be better than the clown he's running against. Sad for us.
In a statement, Cambridge Police say:
Earlier this afternoon, a member of the Cambridge Police Department, who had access to the Department’s Twitter account, inadvertently posted political commentary on the department account rather than their personal account, that was inappropriate, unprofessional and disrespectful. While the post was quickly removed, the concerning statements cannot be erased.
These actions do not reflect the professionalism that we as a department take great pride in and we want to sincerely apologize to the Congressman and those individuals the statement was directed at.
The department will take appropriate action in response to this regrettable incident.