MARLIN, Texas (AP) _ Marlin has fired a police detective over a crude Facebook post. The city manager says Rob Douglas violated the city’s social media policies and rules of conduct for a post that called people on public assistance “useless” and “lazy.” Douglas had been on the force for five years.
MARLIN, Texas (AP) _ A Marlin police detective has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly using Facebook to complain about people on public assistance.
he Waco Tribune-Herald repots (http://bit.ly/1o7shTo ) that Rob Douglas will remain on leave while authorities conduct an investigation.
A post on Douglas’ Facebook page expressed frustration about grocery shopping on the first of the month. It spoke of seeing people on public assistance or food stamps, and complained that some have tattoos and expensive car accessories.
The post referred to “useless lazy turd bags” and ended, “If I ever snap and go on a killing spree, it will be in a supermarket on the first.”
Marlin City Manager R.C. Fletcher said he was made aware of the post Sunday.
Douglas has been with the Marlin Police Department for five years.