An Alabama police captain is under investigation and on administrative leave after making an incendiary post about the election on social media.
On his personal Facebook Page, Flomaton Police Captain Scott Walden reacted to a post that said, “The idiots that voted for Biden hated Trump enough to throw the country away. Thank the lying liberals and Democrats news media.”
Walden responded to the post, saying, “They need to line up ev1 of them and put a bullet in their skull for treason.”
According to ABC33/40 News, Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant wants the police captain fired and that Walden has been warned previously.
“That’s what I wanted to do to start with, but by law, I can’t. So I handled it by law. We put him on administrative leave, paid leave, but we took his gun and his shield,” said Bondurant.
All of Walden’s social media posts are now considered evidence as an internal investigation is currently underway.
Flomaton Police Chief Charles Thompson said the department “holds office’s conduct to the highest standard and will continue to do so” in a released statement.
The full statement from the police department reads:
The Flomaton Police Department treasures the community’s trust, and this is achieved through transparency regarding public information.
The Flomaton Police Department holds officer’s conduct to the highest standard and will continue to do so.
Copies of the comments and complaints have been acquired and retained for Internal Investigations. The outcome of the internal investigation is pending at the time and date of this Press Release. A new press release with be made available later on today’s date.
On November 5th, 2020 the Flomaton Police Department Social Media Platform began accruing multiple complaints in regards to a comment posted by a Flomaton Police Officer. Also, various emails and phone calls have been received by my office. Due to today’s high call volume of complaints, call back has been extremely hard to conduct, I plan to contact all callers back.