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Comment on activist's suicide lands cop in hot water

FAIRBORN, Ohio -- Officials say an Ohio police officer is being put on paid leave over a Facebook comment about a Black Lives Matter activist who killed himself on the Statehouse steps.

The comment posted under Fairborn officer Lee Cyr's account reads "Love a happy ending." It was posted on the Ohio Politics Facebook page Wednesday, two days after MarShawn McCarrel II killed himself.

Police say Cyr was off duty when the comment was posted.

Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel, 23, shot himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse Monday night. http://ddnnews.com/1nWb2pZ

Posted by Ohio Politics on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

City Police Chief Terry Barlow says internal affairs investigators will try to determine if Cyr violated the department's social media policy.

Cyr didn't return calls seeking comment.

McCarrel shot himself near the front door of the Statehouse on Monday. He had helped with protests after high-profile police shootings led to the Black Lives Matter movement.