NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A 911 dispatcher who wrote a controversial post on Facebook has been fired.
City of Norfolk spokeswoman Lori Crouch confirms Norfolk 911 dispatcher Jessica Camarillo was terminated July 30. The firing comes after Camarillo posted a comment on Facebook in June that created a firestorm of controversy.
Her post concerned the police-involved shooting of Joshua Omar Johnson, who was gunned down at a Wells Fargo after allegedly trying to pass a bad check and then reportedly hitting an officer with his car.
Camarillo’s Facebook post read as follows:
"I think the officers should sue the [Johnson] family for putting the officers' lives in danger, making detectives work past the time they were suppose to get off, the gas it took for them to get to the scene, the bullets used, the hospital bills, the equipment needed for forensics, and making me work the channel instead of reading my hot sexy book..lol"
Camarillo met with her attorney Tuesday to grieve the firing. She said she received official notice of the termination August 5, a date outside the City's guidelines of when she should have been notified by the City Manager.
Camarillo told WAVY.com Tuesday evening she has lost everything and must be out of her apartment by the end of the month. She says she will move to Chesapeake while she fights to be reinstated at her position in Norfolk.
Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this developing story.
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