A very interesting story just popped up out of Kentucky.
Lexington Police Officer Jervis Middleton was relieved of his duties on Friday.
The officer was fired after allegations were made that the officer shared information about his fellow officers with Black Lives Matter activists.
According to the allegations, the information was shared so BLM activists could “insult, intimidate, and harass” the officers.
I would imagine it would be pretty unnerving to be policing a protest and have someone get aggressively in your face rattling off personal details.
Lexington city attorney Keith Horn stated, “Officer Middleton’s conduct during a highly stressful and potentially vulnerable time during the history of our community — the most significant policing event in our community in 20 years — demonstrates that he should no longer be a police officer.”
Before the decision was made, a 9-hour hearing reportedly took place to debate the incident.
It was also reported that Middleton has previously faced accusations of looking up information about a woman he had been romantically involved with.
Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers was clearly disappointed, stating, “I felt like the discipline he received last time should have been a message to him and allow him to come back and become the officer that I know he can be.
“After this, I just can’t see him coming back. To me, it was a violation of trust and a violation of the position of a police officer.
“He was supposed to protect the public, but he should also protect his fellow officers.”
The ACLU, of course, was livid, stating, “While Officer Middleton’s actions may warrant some level of disciplinary action, it is particularly concerning he was more swiftly investigated and harshly punished for sharing non-critical information than officers who use excessive force against protesters or create the culture of racism and hostility Middleton reported to no avail.”
My question would be why is more not being made of this when we have seen the national outrage over Capitol police that were suspended during the Capitol riot.
In the eyes of justice, this should be no different. The ACLU calls the details that Middleton turned over “non-critical,” but I am sure his fellow officers would disagree.
With investigations now ongoing in the military and police departments for “extremists,” is there any such investigation to weed out BLM and ANTIFA sympathizers, or are those groups okay simply because they are leftist groups?
If there is no room for one, then the same should be said for the other side, but something tells me our new Secretary of Defense or the current resident in the White House will not even consider such action.
Source: Fox News