MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CIRCA) -- The health company that employed a Mississippi man who showed up to the polls for Tuesday's midterm elections in a shirt featuring a Confederate flag and a hangman's noose has been fired.
Thursday evening, a spokesperson for Regional One Health stated in a release that it had fired Clayton Hickey after investigating the situation.
"Regional One Health holds employees to a high standard. We are committed to upholding our mission to provide compassionate care and execptional services to all," the statement reads. "This includes fostering a safe and protected work and care environment for all.
"Behaviors contrary to these principles are unacceptable and will not be tolerated."
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CIRCA) — A Mississippi man has gone viral for wearing a racist shirt inside a polling location in Memphis.
Clayton Hickey voted at an Olive Branch, Miss., polling place while wearing a T-shirt that said “Mississippi Justice” and showed a noose displayed in the middle of the Confederate Flag.
WMC reported that the man treats patients at a Memphis hospital and used to be a police officer.
His employers Regional One Health are investigating.
Hickey is a former Memphis police officer but resigned in 2010 after he was caught with an underage girl and alcohol in his car, according to WMC.