A Michigan police department jokingly renamed themselves the "PoPo" -- but not everyone appreciated the humor. In fact, some saw racist overtones in the prank.
The Bath Township Police department said the "PoPo" decal on a police cruiser was an effort to "reach the younger folk out there,"
"In an effort to bridge that [generational] gap, we've decided to update our patrol car graphics in an attempt to be more relatable to the local youths," the police department wrote on Facebook with a photo of their new "PoPo" car.
Renaming the force "PoPo" -- which is slang for police -- got mixed reactions, and some felt it was racist. Implying the community should "watch out for the PoPo" was a move some deemed insensitive in CBS Detroit reports.over police shootings,
Scrolling through the department's Facebook shows they often post jokes and memes on their page. In February they posted a prank photo which was photoshopped so their police cruiser said "ice cream." Still, some feel the most recent "prank" went too far.