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Alabama police chief offers ‘sincere apologies’ after the officer has to the homeless quilt’ Facebook post

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A police chief in Alabama, apologized on Monday for an “insensitive” post on Facebook of a “homeless man’s quilt” is made from cardboard, signs have been used for panhandling.

In the post, the two Mobile officers are presented with a variety of attached cardboard signs, is apparently taken from the homeless people panhandling for money in the southern part of Alabama and the city.

“Want to wish everyone in the 4th district, have a merry Christmas, and, most importantly, our captain. Hope you enjoy our homeless quilt,” the post read. “Sincerely, the poor man who patrols.”

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The post has seen been removed, and the officers, too, can be seen smiling as they have the card. A reposted photo was shared more than 16,000 times, drawing more than 5,000 comments.

In a statement on Monday, the Mobile Chief Lawrence Battiste apologized for calling the post an “insensitive act.”

“Even though we don’t approve of panhandling and the need to enforce the city’s ordinances that limit panhandling, it has never been our intent, or ask for it as part of the police to bring the light of those who find themselves in a homeless condition,” Battiste said in a statement.” On the contrary, our position is, and always has been to work with community service providers to help us to help those who are faced with homelessness, with the hope of improving their quality of life.”

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The two officers who were recent graduates from the Mobile Police Academy, and the picture seemed to be taken in the office and the Mobile Police Department, al.com have been reported.

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The officers are now under an internal investigation, FOX10 reported.

In an interview published on Monday, Battiste, told FOX10 that the department will take responsibility for it, and we did it.”

“We have to have it at this point,” he told the tv station. “The officers were given a mandate in the handling of the problems of panhandling, but unfortunately, they took it to a level that they do not have to be taken, and that, if the chief of Police, I apologize.”

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Mobile passed a panhandling law in 2010, where it is determined that the request for money is only allowed outside the city centre, an area popular with visitors. Panhandling in the area may result in a fine of up to $500, community service, and 6 months in the county jail.

In the Mobile and Baldwin county, more than 2,500 people have sought help by 2019, according to the Premise of the First one, a group that works to end homelessness in the region.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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