Suspended officer claims her racist Instagram post of a 'chillaxing' black man using broken chain link fence as a 'hood hammock' was just 'taken out of context' A Florida sheriff's lieutenant who was suspended over online posts that were deemed racist has told Internal Affairs investigators they were taken out of context. The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Sheriff's Lt. Trudy Callahan was suspended for 10 days. She is appealing the decision, and says her posts were 'twisted and turned to fit people's agendas'. http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/04/25/23/3388C22F00000578-3558098-image-m-3_1461622932967.jpg Suspended: Lt. Trudy Callahan, a 20-year officer, has been suspended after complaints that images and comments posted on her Instagram account truds137 were insulting and potentially racist The investigation began in January after complaints that postings on her then-publicly accessible Instagram account were insulting and potentially racist. One of the posts included an image of a black man lying in a broken chain-link fence, which was declared a 'hood hammock' that was a good spot to 'chilax'. A second posting showed a sketch of a black man with dreadlocks. The post insinuated this is what all black men look like. A third picture depicted black man standing in a drive thru line at an ATM. The account belonging to Callahan posted the comment, 'When you need money to get gas for the car you can't drive up to the ATM.' In another post describing condoms on sale, the caption beneath a picture taken at a drugstore reads: 'I mean are condoms not selling enough in the hood they gotta put them on sale?' The Sheriff's Office did not find that she was racially biased in her treatment of others in her job, but by posting the comments online on Instagram she violated code of conduct rules, according to the 21-page Internal Affairs report. Sheriff Mike Williams said be has seen some but not all the posts. 'That is completely inappropriate and completely unprofessional,' he said of the Instagram content. 'That's not indicative of what lieutenants in our agency are like and it's unprofessional.' http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/04/25/23/3388C50A00000578-3558098-image-a-4_1461622960637.jpg +1 Racist? In this Instagram posting, Lt Callahan refers to a man resting on what she termed a 'hood hammock' Callahan defended the posts when she was questioned by Internal Affairs investigators, in part saying the comments were not meant to be harmful and that in some cases a racial slur was merely 'a word used to describe a friend or describe a buddy', she said in the report. 'Callahan wanted to include on the record that she felt as though the allegations were an example of things being 'taken out of context' and 'twisted and turned to fit people's agendas,' according to the summation. Asked in the investigation if she found the postings inappropriate, she said she did not find them offensive. She continued that if she had thought they would cause any 'disruption' to the Sheriff's Office, police union or in other places, she would not have made them. Close to 50 complaints have been filed against Callahan since she joined the Sheriff's Office in 1996. She also has received commendations, but at points in her career was the most complained-about officer on the force. Her commendations, including one for saving a woman from jumping off a 19th-floor hotel railing and another for work helping to shut down four drug houses. She was however, suspended for acting irresponsibility with another distraught person. It was one of three suspensions she served. Seven years into the job she had about two dozen in-house and citizen complaints against her, with 20 upheld, ranging from traffic crashes to rudeness. Callahan has risen through the ranks and was promoted to sergeant in 2006 and lieutenant in March 2011. At a time when relations between African-American communities and police across the nation are strained, allegations of racist behavior by police point to deeper, institutional problems, studies show.