An officer of the University of Nevada, Reno Police Dept. is under scrutiny as his viral photo of him wearing a tasteless Colin Kaepernick Halloween costume over the weekend.
The officer in hot water is Antonio Gutierrez, who wore a Kaepernick jersey with a “Will stand for food” sign while sporting an afro wig and a fake nose in an effort to make fun of the QB.
According to TMZ, Chief Adam Garcia issued a statement condemning Gutierrez saying, “For those who have seen the Halloween costume of one of our officers apparently mocking a citizen who has chosen to take advantage of his constitutional right to protest, I offer my sincere apologies.”
“Members of our profession are held to a higher standard and denigrating another — on or off duty — is insensitive for its lack of respect and lack of understanding on how others may negatively view their actions and may be impacted.”
Kaepernick was the Wolfpack’s QB from 2007-10 before being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.