Maj. Bridget Hallahan of the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department is under investigation for an email she sent in August to her colleagues, criticizing Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
The email was sent to the department's Fifth Division, which Hallahan leads. Interim Chief Robert Schroeder said on Friday Hallahan has been relieved of her command of the division.
Here is the email:
"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. 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 toe nails have more character, morals, and ethics, than these punks have in their entire body. Do not stoop 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 [Call of Duty] for their entire life."
🔦 Sgt. Jon Mattingly, one of the Louisville police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, criticized the city in an email sent to colleagues on Tuesday.