A white Virginia sheriff’s deputy was reassigned after photos from a Halloween party surfaced showing the deputy in blackface.
Deputy Jean Browning, a 20-year veteran of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office in southeast Virginia, decided to dress as U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat currently representing the 24th district in Florida, reported The Washington Post.
Her boyfriend was also there dressed as President Trump, with a standard MAGA hat.
The local branch of the NAACP said it is “inappropriate and disheartening when anyone mocks someone’s race.”
“It is inexcusable when someone connected with our law enforcement finds it acceptable to paint their face to impersonate African-Americans,” the branch said in a statement, according to the Post.
The duo publicly feuded in October after she publicly criticized the way he spoke to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger. Wilson received multiple threats from Trump fans after the disagreement.
Sheriff J.D. Diggs said in a news release that based on the circumstances and “the need for the community to realize that the sheriff’s office takes race relations seriously,” he had reassigned Browning to another job within the department.
She was previously an anti-drug officer in the local school system.