According to the Lansing State Journal, the Bath Township Police Department posted the doctored image of a patrol car labeled "popo" – a slang term for police –last week with the following caption:
"So as some of you may have noticed, our page has been pretty helpful in connecting us with our community. We've found though, that we are still struggling to really reach the younger folk out there. So in an effort to bridge that gap, we've decided to update our patrol car graphics in an attempt to be more relatable to the local youths. #HowDoYouDoFellowKids #HopingForAGoodTrialRun #HopingForMoreWavingWithAllFiveFingers #PopoWithPupo (thanks for this one follower ;))"
"Let’s not only kill unarmed black people but make fun of their dialect, too. Hell of an outreach," one user wrote, to which the department responded: "We're not making fun of any dialect here ... Also, it isn't a real decal, just a mock up in MS Paint. :)"
"For those of you upset about us putting 'slang' on the car or for 'wasting taxpayers money,' we wanted to let you know that the photo was made as a joke," the post read. "Our cars still, and always will, say Police. No worries."