A Law & Order writer has been sacked after he tweeted that he would deploy violence against potential looters.

Craig Gore, one of the writers on the upcoming Law & Order: SVU, was "terminated" by series boss Dick Wolf after he threatened to "light up" anyone trying to "f**k with" his property.

Protests have swept the States after George Floyd, a black man, died in Minnesota after a white police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes during his arrest.

However, the post was screenshotted and widely circulated on social media.

Gore was sacked over his comments

Gore shared a snap of himself outside the front door of his West Hollywood home, wearing shades and a mask over his face and holding a rifle.

"Curfew..." he captioned it.

He later commented on his own post: "Sunset is being looted two blocks from me. You think I won't light motherf**kers up who are trying to f**k w/ my property I worked all my life for? Think again."

Craig posed with a gun outside his home

On the Wolf Entertainment Twitter page - Dick's production company - his statement was shared: "I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief.

"I am terminating Craig Gore immediately."

Protests have swept the States, and now the UK, following the killing of George Floyd

Gore's credits include US cop shows S.W.A.T. and Chicago P.D.

Ice-T, one of the stars of the upcoming spin-off, praised Dick for his decision.

"Oh s**t..." he wrote, "The Big Boss is cleaning house...RESPECT."

George was killed after a police officer knelt on his throat for eight minutes

Law & Order: SVU will see actor Chris Meloni reprise his fan favourite role as Elliot Stabler.

Chris said that he didn't know Gore, writing: "Truth: Matt Olmstead is my show runner. I have gotten no word on ANY hirings.

"I have no idea who this person is or what they do."