PLAINSBORO — An iconic photo used in an Instagram post is at the center of an internal investigation by a Central Jersey police department. reported it was sent a screenshot of an Instagram post on the account of Plainsboro Police Sgt. Brett Olma, using a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a Vietnam War protest at Kent State in Ohio with the words,  "I bet those snowflakes didn't do that (expletive) again."

The photo, taken by John Filo, shows a woman kneeling over a man lying on the ground after he was fatally shot by Ohio National Guard troops, and played a part in increasing public opinion against the Vietnam War.

According to the report, the 14-year veteran of the department responded to a series of comments about the photo and called criticism of the post "typical hypocrisy from a libtard."

"Good luck with your social justice from your mommy's basement," Olma wrote.

Plainsboro Lt. John Bresnen told the newspaper the department is aware of the "incident."

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