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CA police officer sparks controversy after photo posted to Instagram

"Waiting waiting waiting!! Just riot already people!!! #waitingsucks (Source: KNSD) "Waiting waiting waiting!! Just riot already people!!! #waitingsucks (Source: KNSD)
SAN DIEGO, CA (WWBT/KNSD) -

A San Diego police officer sparked some controversy after she posted a photo on Instagram dressed in riot gear at a Donald Trump rally on Friday.

"Waiting waiting waiting!! Just riot already people!!! #waitingsucks," the photo's caption said. It is unclear what time the photo was posted.

Some were upset by the photo the unnamed police officer posted.

“It sends a really bad image for the San Diego Police Department and we want answers,” Trump protester Michaela Glover told KNSD. "“It looks like they were taking that as a joke, and our lives are not a joke. Our safety is not a joke."

“They post ‘come on riot already so we can use this equipment against you,’” said Cathy Mendonca of United Against Police Terror. “That’s pretty much what the message was."

A San Diego Police spokesperson released a statement saying, "Thank you for bringing the private social media post of one of our officers to our attention. We will look into this matter immediately."

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