Well here’s an entirely unshocking story in light of recent events, I’m sure you’ll agree. Several deputies in the Montomgery County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio have been sending racists texts to one another for a long time, including at least one who is in the internal affairs department.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department revealed this week that five deputies were under investigation for allegedly sending racist text messages while on duty.
In a statement on Tuesday, Sheriff Phil Plummer said that two of the five deputies — Sheriff’s Capt. Thomas J. Flanders and Detective Michael J. Sollenberger — had been placed on indefinite paid administrative leave starting on Dec. 1.
According to WDTN, Flanders is in charge of the Montgomery County Jail, and Sollenberger works with the internal affairs unit and is a member of the SWAT team. The three other deputies had not been identified by name, and had not been suspended…WKEF reported that it had obtained “hundreds of pages of text messages.” One read: “What do apples and black people have in common? They both hang from trees.”
“I hate N*ggers. That is all,” another text message said.
“Very simply put, they’re N*ggers, son,” one deputy wrote.
As I said, one of them is part of internal affairs, where his job is to investigate other officers for possible wrongdoing. Talk about the fox guarding the chicken coop. The police should never be allowed to investigate themselves, it should always be done by an independent body.