Louisiana Cop Says AOC Should be Shot: Charlie Rispoli Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Charlie Rispoli Bio

Charlie Rispoli Bio

Charlie Rispoli is a 14-year veteran of the Gretna Police Department. She shared a fake news story with a headline that quoted Ocasio-Cortez as saying U.S. soldiers are “getting paid too much.  Snopes.com disproved the story as completely fabricated, but Rispoli went ahead and shared it on his Facebook page with a threatening comment.

Charlie Rispoli Facebook Post

After reading a false headline on Facebook, a Louisiana police officer suggested Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, should be shot. His Facebook post, which was spotted by the news site NOLA.com over the weekend, comes amid heightened scrutiny of racist and violent social media posts from police officers nationwide.

The post was taken down by Friday afternoon and Rispoli’s page appeared to be deactivated by Saturday, nola.com reported.

Police Statement

The Police chief told nola.com that he was disturbed by the post.

“I will tell you this: This will not go unchecked,” he told the Web site. “I’m not going to take this lightly and this will be dealt with on our end. It’s not something we want someone that’s affiliated with our department to make these types of statements. That’s not going to happen.”

Lawson said the comment appeared to violate the department’s social media policy but said he didn’t think it rose to the level of being a threat.

“Whether you agree or disagree with the message of these elected officials and how frustrated you may or may not get, this certainly is not the type of thing that a public servant should be posting,” he said.

The chief said the department’s internal affairs office would look into the matter. If any disciplinary measures are taken against Rispoli, they won’t be made public, he said.

Charlie Rispoli Fired

The Gretna Police Department has fired two officers after an incident in which one posted a comment on Facebook last week that suggested U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot.

The author of the post, Charlie Rispoli, and another officer who “liked” it, Angelo Varisco, have been fired, Gretna police chief Arthur Lawson announced at a press conference Monday afternoon. According to Nola.com

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Officer Charlie Rispoli of the Gretna Police Department made the comment about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Facebook on Thursday
  • Rispoli was sharing a story about AOC when he posted that this ‘vile idiot needs a round and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve’
  • His comment appeared to suggest that Ocasio-Cortez should be shot while also taking note of her former job as a bartender 
  • The post was removed on Friday and Rispoli deleted his Facebook account over the weekend 
  • Rispoli wrote the comments alongside a fake article he shared about Ocasio-Cortez that was written by a satirical website