Detective On Administrative Leave After Facebook Rant

MARLIN, TX &#8211 A Marlin police detective is under investigation and has been put on administrative leave after allegedly posting a rant on Facebook, Marlin Police Chief Darrell Allen said Monday.

marlinfbA post on Marlin detective Rob Douglas’ Facebook page centered around how it frustrates him to go grocery shopping at the first of the month with people who receive public assistance or food stamps but who may have tattoos or expensive tire rims on their vehicles.

“I love being able to see how the useless lazy turd bags spend the hard earned money my working friends and I provided for them so they can sit of (sic) their lazy asses all month and drink the beer I am paying for. I especially love it in the summer so I can admire the thousands of dollars of ink they have adorning their unclean bodies as they smile at me with that mouth full of bling,” the post stated.

The rant ended with, “I promise, if I ever snap and go on a killing spree, it will be in a supermarket on the first.”

City officials are unsure when the post first was published, but Marlin City Manager R.C. Fletcher said he was made aware of the post Sunday.

The Tribune-Herald received a screenshot of the post during the weekend. The paper has been unable to locate Douglas for comment.

Douglas, who has been with the department for five years, will remain on administrative leave until the internal investigation concludes, Allen said.

The department doesn’t plan to request aid from the Texas Rangers because it appears there is nothing illegal about the post, Fletcher said.

Fletcher said Douglas may have violated the city’s policy regarding appropriate online publishing, but the situation is still under investigation.

The policy warns against discrediting the credibility of the department with “statements or other forms of speech that ridicule, malign, disparage or otherwise express bias against any race, any religion, or any other protected class of individuals.”

Fletcher said the penalty for violating the policy varies depending on the offense, but he refused to speculate during the investigation.

“We’re at the very beginning of the investigation concerning this,” Fletcher said.

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