Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said Michigan State Police Director Colonel Kriste Etue will have a suspension of pay for five days while reporting to work and "demonstrating outstanding leadership by example for the men and women she commands."
Etue shared a post on social media describing NFL players who kneel as "degenerates."
"Colonel Etue posted something on social media that was inappropriate," Snyder said. "She immediately apologized and has acted to demonstrate that apology, including facilitating meetings with various groups to hear concerns and to share the work the Michigan State Police does in cities and neighborhoods nationwide to connect with the communities they serve and recruit new troopers from all backgrounds."
Snyder said he has "full faith" in Etue's leadership of MSP.
"The Colonel has served honorably as an enlisted trooper for 30 years, and I hope we can come together as Michiganders to move forward and find common ground, rather than rehash past mistakes."