BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s police union is distancing itself from the lieutenant who made highly controversial comments about Black Lives Matter protesters.

The FOP sent out a tweet, saying: “The comments and demeanor of Victor Gearhart do not reflect the beliefs or standards of our organization.”

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Gearhart was suspended after he sent out a department email, saying: “Expect more bad behavior from the thugs of Baltimore.”

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The email is now part of an internal investigation.

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