SHELBY COUNTY, TN. — Police confirm Shelby County official David Barber resigned Tuesday over KKK posts found on his Facebook page.
According to WREG, Barber was the deputy director of the Shelby County Corrections Center. That is, until folks got a look at his Facebook.
In one post he writes, “The KKK is more American than the illegal president!” above an article alleging President-elect Donald Trump is an “agent of the Klan.” Among the posts, Barber also referred to President Obama as a Muslim, and a convict.
The posts were reportedly made during off-hours.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying, “After discussing the offensive nature of the comments and the impact they would have on the corrections center, he offered to resign and it was accepted by Corrections Director William Gupton.”
“Anyone in a leadership position at Shelby County Government is held at a high standard of behavior, both on and off the job,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.
Barber had been with the corrections center for 17 years. Before assuming his position as Deputy Director two years ago, he was the center’s Administrator of Finance.