County prosecutor suspended after calling Maxine Waters a “c*nt," applauding police shooting death
A veteran San Bernardino County prosecutor has been placed on leave after crude and hateful comments he made about Michelle Obama, Rep. Maxine Waters, Mexican immigrants, and a police shooting victim on social media.
“Being a loud-mouthed c#nt in the ghetto you would think someone would have shot this bitch by now,” deputy district attorney Michael Selyem, the county’s lead gang prosecutor, said of Waters.
As for an individual who was recently shot and killed by police, “that s—bag got exactly what he deserved,” Selyem said. “You reap what you sow. And by the way go f— yourself you liberal s—bag.”
San Bernardino County Dist. Atty. Michael Ramos held a press conference Monday as news of Selyem’s comments began to spread. Ramos confirmed his office had received numerous complaints since June 28 and “took immediate steps to start a personnel investigation.”
“This could end up being some form of disciplinary action, up to termination,” Ramos said. “We haven’t decided that yet. We’re following the rules and regulations of California.” He said his office does not condone any form of hate, discrimination or incitement of violence.
Meantime, an assistant district attorney is reviewing cases Selyem handled in the gang unit for any signs of bias or misconduct.