Michael Selyem, Deputy District Attorney and lead gang prosecutor in San Bernardino County, California recently became the target of an internal probe after he shared and then deleted a number of expletive-laden social media posts blasting Michelle Obama, Rep. Maxine Waters, immigrants and a victim of a police shooting, The Orange County Register reports.
According to the newspaper, Seylem labeled Waters as "a loud-mouthed c#nt," while his other post included a "doctored image of [Michelle] Obama holding a sign that said ‘Trump grabbed my penis’."
The prosecutor was also involved in an online argument about an unspecified police shooting of a civilian, where he described the victim as a "sh*tbag" who "got exactly what he deserved.”
The District Attorney’s Office became aware of the posts on June 25 and is currently investigating the matter as outraged citizens have called for the prosecutor’s dismissal, the newspaper adds.
"We have been made aware of the negative comments and they do not represent the views of the District Attorney’s Office. Since this is a personnel matter I cannot comment any further," District Attorney Mike Ramos said in a statement.
Michael Selyem himself has reportedly refused to comment on the issue and has since deleted his Facebook and Instagram accounts.
The screenshots of his posts, however, were leaked by “someone who once worked in the District Attorney’s Office” to Los Angeles accountant Pedro Cala “who then forwarded them to public officials and the Southern California News Group.”