On Tuesday State Del. Hyland “Buddy” Fowler Jr. joked about bringing in vicious police dogs to control Baltimore protesters, Richmond.com reports.
“I wonder if a few of these would help bring calm to Baltimore?” Fowler wrote in a Facebook post.
Although Fowler, who is seeking reelection, initially did not comment on the picture, he did take it down. The image pictured a K-9 dog, fangs showing, with the caption, “Go ahead and run. He likes fast food.”
Later Fowler acknowledged his error and apologized.