A Clackamas County Sheriff’s Deputy was placed on Administrative leave following the release of a video confirming Antifa’s presence in the county during the ongoing wildfires.
According to the release from the Sheriff’s office, they were made aware of the officer’s comments late Friday evening while he was on duty and in uniform. In the video, the deputy was speaking to a local cop-watch streamer who was asking the officer about the presence of Antifa and any other bad actors in the area who might be responsible for some of the fires and the looting that has been widely reported on social media.
“As soon as I was made aware of this incident, I moved swiftly to place this deputy on leave while we investigate,” said Sheriff Craig Roberts in a statement. “The Sheriff’s Office mission is to provide calm and safety especially during unprecedented times such as these. I expect nothing less of our deputies, and apologize to all in our community.”
At one point in the 5 minute viral video, the deputy comments “These Antifa mother…. are out causing hell and there’s a lot of lives at stake and there’s a lot of peoples property at stake because these guys have some vendetta.” The deputy was asking the streamer to be vigilant and keep watch of the area by photographing bad actors.
In the statement the sheriff’s office says “the deputy was tasked with ensuring that residents knew of the wildfire hazards while he was patrolling the area.” Apparently warning the public about widespread looting and arson attempts is not acceptable and considered inappropriate.
PT News Network is not publishing the name of the officer in this article in hopes that…..in the office’s own words these “antifa motherf#$#@rs” do not try and disrupt the officers remaining time on the job for speaking out.
PT News Network as reached out to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office for further clarification on what exactly was “inappropriate” in the officer’s statement and clarification on internal policies which prevent it’s police officers from telling the public the truth. We wont hold our breath for a response.