Cass County Sheriff’s Office Employee On Administrative Leave After Personal Facebook Post

FARGO, ND — Cass County Sheriff’s Office put a Non-licensed Correctional employee on administrative leave following a personal Facebook post. Cass County Sheriff’s Office said they were made aware of the post after several people called in to report it.

The post has drawn attention of Native Lives Matter and many on Facebook, according to Cass County deputies.

In a statement, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner said, “The Cass County Sheriff’s Office does not condone the behavior or comments, and expects all employees to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times, treating everyone regardless of race, gender, ethnicity fair and equally.”

Details about the post have not been released at this time. The Sheriff’s office will conduct an internal investigation into the matter.

Below is a press release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

“In the early afternoon hours of July 5th, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of an insensitive social media post by a non-licensed correctional deputy that has drawn the attention of Native Lives Matter and others who viewed it.  The post was sent from the employee’s personal social media account while off duty.  Due to the content, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office immediately placed the employee on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation regarding this incident. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office does not condone behavior, conduct and/or comments that are derogatory in nature  and we expect all employees to maintain a high level of professionalism, both on and off duty, at all times.   The Sheriff’s Office will comment on this incident further after more information is gathered through the internal investigation.”

From Valley News Live