Liverpool City Council’s Chief Executive and the city’s Acting Mayor have issued a joint statement following a tweet published by a senior officer last week.
“Liverpool City Council does not condone misogyny or violence of any kind.
“We are aware of a tweet posted by our Director of Children’s Services Steve Reddy, on his personal account.
“An investigation will take place and the appropriate action will be taken.
“The tweet has since been deleted and Steve Reddy has apologised unreservedly for the unintentional offence caused.”
All city council staff who use social media are advised to think carefully before they post and share content.
Steve Reddy has been responsible for the children’s and young people’s portfolio for more than three years.
Steve Reddy has now stepped down as Chair of the Domestic Abuse Strategy Group.
The investigation is also looking at a response to the tweet from a member of council staff.