Marlin police officer on leave following controversial Facebook posting
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:26pm
Marlin, TX — The Marlin Police Department has launched an investigation against Sergeant Rob Douglas for the violation of Social Media Policy.
The police department has explained their facts finder will ascertain whether a post that was posted on a social media website by Sergeant Douglas, was in violation of the Department’s Social Media Policy and the City’s Internet Policy.
"By a simple statement, the post has created a situation that has potentially affected everyone within our organization and our community in a negative way. I am confident that the police department and the city at large will overcome this event and will continue to work well together with future endeavors. The Marlin Police Department is genuine when it comes to police community relations and want to insure the community that the post made should not be reflected as the views or beliefs of the Marlin Police Department," said Marlin Police Chief Darrell Allen of the situation.
The post, which was made on Douglas's Facebook page says: "The first day of the month! The day I absolutely LOVE going to the grocery store after putting in 120+ hours last month. I love being able to see how the useless lazy turd bags spend the hard earned money my working friends and I provided for them so they can sit of their lazy asses all month and drink the beer I am paying for. I especially love it in the summer so I can admire the thousands of dollars of ink they have adorning their unclean bodies as they smile at me with that mouth full of bling. Makes me want to help them take their groceries and help them load them into that escalade with $4000 rims. I promise, if I ever snap and go on a killing spree, it will be in a supermarket on the first."