FARGO — A Cass County sheriff's deputy who was suspended this month after an offensive social media post is no longer working at the county jail.
Tamera "Tori" Holland resigned from her position as a correctional officer effective Sunday, July 26, Sheriff Jesse Jahner said in a statement.
Jahner announced on July 13 that he was imposing multiple sanctions against Holland, including a 24-hour unpaid suspension, due to a social media post made by Holland that mocked Native Americans.
Holland's now-deleted video featured a voiceover from another person on TikTok that suggested her car drives her to the liquor store every time she starts it. The video was labeled #nativeamerican, #liquorstore and #funny, among other hashtags.
Holland said it was never her intention to be racist, and she apologized for the post.
Jahner said Holland had served as a correctional officer for two years and that her resignation was a personal decision and not a result of any further disciplinary action by the sheriff’s office.
Controversy over the social media post led to a meeting between Jahner and demonstrators on July 20. Protesters had demanded that Jahner fire Holland.