Bethlehem Chief of Police retires after resharing ‘offensive’ meme online

Written by on September 4, 2020

Bethlehem Chief of Police retires after resharing ‘offensive’ meme online

By Brad Klein

September 4, 2020

The news came in a written statement this morning from Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez. It says that Mark DiLuzio’s retirement is due to his recent re-posting of a Facebook meme that mocked the protests of professional athletes against police violence toward African Americans.

In his statement, the Mayor says -quote- “Chief DiLuzio has accepted that his standing in the community has been compromised. This has happened at a time when the citizens of Bethlehem justly expect the effectiveness of their Chief of Police to be beyond reproach.”

Diluzio has been with the Department for 31 years and led it since 2014.

Deputy Chief Scott Meixell will serve as interim Chief. 

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