LMPD spokesman Sgt. Lamont Washington said the department is looking into the message and has no other comment.
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A message purportedly sent by a Louisville police major last month claims police officers and their families are being âdoxedâ and says people who are part of the antifa and Black Lives Matter movements are the same people washing officersâ cars, working at Walmart or living in their parentsâ basements.
The message was purportedly written by Maj. Bridget Hallahan, who oversees the police departmentâs Fifth Division, headquartered inside Douglass Park.
Attempts to reach Hallahan were unsuccessful Wednesday. LMPD spokesman Sgt. Lamont Washington said the department is looking into the message and has no other comment.
âI 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,â the message begins.
“These ANTIFA and BLM people, especially the ones who just jumped on the bandwagon âyesterdayâ because they became âwokeâ (insert eye roll here), do not deserve a second glance or thought from us. Our little pinky toenails have more character, morals, and ethics, than these punks have in their entire body.
âDo not stop to their level. Do not respond to them. If we do, we only validate what they did. Donât 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 parentsâ basement playing COD for their entire life.â
The message encourages officers to come to her office to âvent together,â if needed. It also makes claims, without specifics, that officers and their families have been âdoxed merely because people just donât like being told what to do or what not to do by police.â
âThere is currently no recourse we have for incidents involving the doxing of officers or their families,â the message reads. âWhat we can do is speak up against them and put the truth out there. Through the PIO office and the LMPD FB page, we will come back at them on their own page to let them and everyone else know they are lying. We will print the facts. I will see to it.
âWe have already taken care of one incident. I hope we never have to do it again. Just know I got your back.â
Hallahan was appointed commander of the Fifth Division last July. Before that she oversaw the departmentâs training division.
Metro Councilman Brandon Coan, whose district is covered by the Fifth Division, said the message seems “out of character” for Hallahan, “and that’s why it’s so shocking.”
“I’m disappointed,” he told The Courier Journal. “I think it’s a totally unacceptable attitude of any police officer and extremely poor leadership from a major. I think she owes the community an apology and she’ll have to deal with the consequences of her conduct.”
The Courier Journal obtained the message Tuesday, hours after an email surfaced from Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the officers at the center of the Breonna Taylor case.
In that email, Mattingly, who was wounded during the shooting that claimed Taylorâs life, defended his and his colleaguesâ actions that night and blamed Mayor Greg Fischer and others for failing officers âin epic proportions for their own gain and to cover their asses.â
USA TODAY reporter Phillip Bailey contributed to this story. Jonathan Bullington is an investigative reporter. Reach him at: 502-582-4241; [email protected]; Twitter: @jrbullington.Â
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