By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles Police Department officer accused of sharing a social media post mocking the death of George Floyd will keep his job.

LAPD said in a Tuesday statement that the officer, who was directed to a board of rights for allegedly sharing the meme, was found not guilty.

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“In this case, the facts and evidence were heard by a board that was comprised of civilian board members who are selected from the community,” the statement said. “The Department respects the disciplinary process and will direct employees to a board of rights where it is believed that termination is the appropriate penalty.”

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The Valentine’s Day meme had a photo of Floyd surrounded by pink hearts and the caption, “You take my breath away.”

Following the revelation of the meme, a press conference was held where community activist Najee Ali read a statement from the attorney for George Floyd’s family in which he called the meme “injury on top of death.”

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An attorney for the officer said the board made the right decision because the officer was not sharing the meme, but was in fact notifying a commanding officer about the meme.