Fairview Park auxiliary officer resigns following concerning online activity


Aaron McNamara. Courtesy of Fairview Park Police Department.

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FAIRVIEW PARK – After the Fairview Park Police Department was informed of Auxilary officer Aaron McNamara’s online activity, McNamara has since resigned.

On Thursday, Cleveland Scene informed the Fairview Park police about YouTube comments, posts and twitter comments made by McNamara that were racially charged.

In a press release, Fairview Park police said they requested all information from Cleveland Scene, but were unable to receive it as all accounts had been disabled or deactivated. Those accounts have yet to be officially confirmed.

McNamara had only been a volunteer on the auxiliary force for under six months and had only worked 45 hours in the last five months and was not yet allowed out on his own, according to Fairview Park police.

As an auxiliary officer, McNamara has no arrest authority and can only assist with parades, traffic control, service oriented calls and locking up parks.

In the statement, police said, “The City of Fairview Park does not tolerate this type of conduct from any person working or volunteering for this city.  During his brief tenure with our agency, the volunteer never displayed any prejudicial leanings, nor did any arise during his background check. In the course of the investigation, he was interviewed, and upon its conclusion, was asked to resign.”

At this time, McNamara is no longer a member of the Fairview Park Police Department.


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