Birmingham police officer under investigation for calling Democrats the ‘enemy of the
A Birmingham police officer has been reassigned following a social media post in which he called President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party the “enemy of the United States of America.”
The officer has not been publicly identified, and department spokesman Sgt. Rod Mauldin said he is on administrative duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
According to CBS 42, the officer wrote: “Our nation is under siege by these socialist enemies and if we cannot soon vote them out, it will be time to fight. If we are forced to fight, much blood will be spilled on both sides. I pray we can remove them peacefully before it is too late.”
The Birmingham Police Department released the following statement:
“The Birmingham police department was recently made aware of an inflammatory social media post made by an officer on his personal Facebook page. The Birmingham Police Department’s command staff took immediate action according to Bpd protocol to initiate an internal investigation. The officer has been assigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of an internal investigation. This opinionated post made by this officer is not reflective of the views of the Birmingham Police Department. BPD takes these instances seriously and our goal is to assure open accountability of each officer that serves the City of Birmingham.”