Former Overland Park officer charged with criminal threat for Fa - KCTV5

Former Overland Park officer charged with criminal threat for Facebook comment

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On Friday, Rodney Lee Wilson was charged with one count of felony criminal threat for a comment he made on a woman's pictures of her daughter. (KCTV) On Friday, Rodney Lee Wilson was charged with one count of felony criminal threat for a comment he made on a woman's pictures of her daughter. (KCTV)
Earlier this year, Wilson commented on a post with pictures of Lanaydra Williams’ daughter. (Facebook.com) Earlier this year, Wilson commented on a post with pictures of Lanaydra Williams’ daughter. (Facebook.com)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

The former Overland Park police officer who was fired over a Facebook comment on a woman’s picture of her daughter has been charged with criminal threat.

On Friday at 1:30 p.m., Rodney Lee Wilson was charged with one count of felony criminal threat. The charging documents state that he “unlawfully, feloniously and willfully communicate[d] a threat to commit violence with the intent to place another in fear; to wit: Lanaydra Williams, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such fear in another.”

Earlier this year, Wilson commented on a post with pictures of Williams’ daughter, which had originally been posted in October of 2014.

"We'll see how much her life matters soon..better be careful leaving your info open where she can be found :) hold her close tonight, it'll be the last time," Wilson had commented.

The comment was posted hours after violence had erupted in Dallas. At least one sniper shot 12 officers, killing five, during a protest over deadly police shootings of black men in other states.

"I was upset because this is my child," Williams said. "If it had been me, it would have been different but this is my child."

The Overland Park Police Department immediately launched an investigation into the post when Williams reported it.

During an investigation by the department's Professional Standards Unit, it was found that Wilson did make the post and the department immediately fired him.

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