A Caucasian Louisville police major reportedly disparaged individuals objecting racial injustice and police brutality as “punks” who will be washing cars and trucks, working at Walmart or residing in their moms and dads’ basements all their lives, according to a report.
“I know it is hard to keep our thoughts and opinions to ourselves sometimes, especially when we, as a whole or as an individual, become the target of people in the public who criticize what we do without even knowing the facts,” the message purportedly written by Maj. Bridget Hallahan reads, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.
“These ANTIFA and BLM people, especially the ones who just jumped on the bandwagon ‘yesterday’ because they became ‘woke’ (insert eye roll here), do not deserve a second glance or thought from us. Our little pinky toenails have more character, morals, and ethics, than these punks have in their entire body,” the disparaging missive continues.
“Do not stop to their level. Do not respond to them. If we do, we only validate what they did. Don’t make them important, because they are not. They will be the ones washing our cars, cashing us out at the Walmart, or living in their parents’ basement playing COD for their entire life,” it adds.
The message likewise claims that police officers and their households are being “doxed simply due to the fact that individuals simply do not like being informed what to do or what not to do by cops.”
” There is currently no option we have for events including the doxing of officers or their households,” the author states. “What we can do is speak up against them and put the reality out there.”
Hallahan, who commands the police’s Fifth Division, could not be reached for comment by the newspaper. Cops spokesperson Sgt. Lamont Washington informed the outlet that the department is checking out the matter and had no additional comment.
Councilman Brandon Coan stated the missive seems “out of character” for Hallahan, “and that’s why it’s so stunning.”
” I’m dissatisfied,” he told The Courier-Journal. “I believe it’s a completely unacceptable attitude of any policeman and exceptionally poor leadership from a major. I believe she owes the neighborhood an apology and she’ll need to deal with the consequences of her conduct.”
The news outlet stated it got the message Tuesday, hours after an e-mail appeared from Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, among the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting.
Mattingly and Detective Miles Cosgrove have been discovered to be “warranted” in returning fire after Taylor’s boyfriend fired initially with a licensed pistol during a chaotic raid.