CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Charlotte councilwoman is not changing her message after wives of police officers addressed their concerns regarding her use of social media.

  • Council members are resposible for their own social media accounts
  • LaWana Mayfield still stands by her tweets
  • She says she isn't speaking for all police officers

After hearing comments from families of police officers, Councilwoman LaWana Mayfield offered several responses via Twitter, not backing down.





LaWana Mayfield’s Twitter has been a topic of discussion after she said “Being black in America under #45 has created homegrown terrorist wearing blue uniforms.” She was sharing an article about Stephon Clark, an black man who was shot by officers in Sacramento, California.

In response, several family members of Charlotte police officers expressed their thoughts at a council meeting Wednesday evening. They showed up with their children and with posters and t-shirts saying, "My husband is not a terrorist. My husband is my hero," a message they echoed throughtout the meeting.

Thursday morning, Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt expressed that she doesn't agree with Councilwoman Mayfield's tweets. 

A city spokesperson told Spectrum News that each member of the council is responsible for their own social media accounts. They are elected officials, not city employees.

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