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Monroe County Clerk employee fired after vulgar tweet

September 07, 2018 07:17 PM

This time last week, News10NBC investigated a story about political tweets by President Trump that were "liked" on the official Twitter page of the Monroe County Parks Department. 

Now, News10NBC has more fallout from bad tweets on government accounts. 

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The Monroe County executive told News10NBC the "liked" President Trump tweets were a mistake by the parks department head, Larry Staub, and the county parks department deleted the tweets. 

But look at the tweet that News10NBC was alerted to after that story aired. (It has language not appropriate for children.)

The tweet was posted last year on the official Twitter account of the Monroe County Vacant Property Task Force and it was directed at President Trump's Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. 

The tweet says, "how about she is a horrible excuse for a human lying sack of (expletive)."

The Twitter account is part of a Monroe County Clerk program, and News10NBC shared the tweet with Clerk Adam Bello early Friday morning. 

By the time we spoke to Bello Friday afternoon, the county employee who published the tweet was fired. 

Adam Bello, Monroe County: "This is a personal attack on someone and uses vulgar language and so when you shared this with us earlier today, we looked into it and found out who had access to that Twitter feed and that individual no longer works for Monroe County government." 

News10NBC Chief Investigative Reporter Berkeley Brean: "They used to work and are no longer working or were they fired today?" 

Bello: "They were terminated today." 

Adam Bello would not tell News10NBC who the employee was. 

The person also works part-time with the city, and late Friday News10NBC received this statement from the mayor's office: 

"This afternoon the City of Rochester was made aware of an alleged inappropriate use of a Twitter account by a part-time city employee. The employee in question has been suspended and an investigation into the allegation will be conducted by our human resources staff in cooperation with the appropriate department.  Pending the outcome of that investigation, any further disciplinary action will be done in accordance with appropriate laws, regulations and the terms of the collective bargaining agreement covering this employee."      

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