Alabama police captain resigns after posting ‘bullet in their skull’ comment about Biden voters

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Initially placed on administrative leave for posting a comment on social media that appeared to support violence against people who voted for president-elect Joe Biden, an Alabama police captain recently resigned from office.

On Thursday, Flomaton Police Chief Charles Thompson issued the following statement: “On November 5th, 2020 the Flomaton Police Department Social Media Platform began accruing multiple complaints in regards to a comment posted by a Flomaton Police Officer. Also, various emails and phone calls have been received by my office. Due to today’s high call volume of complaints, call back has been extremely hard to conduct, I plan to contact all callers back.

“Copies of the comments and
complaints have been acquired and retained for Internal Investigations. The
outcome of the internal investigation is pending at the time and date of this
Press Release.”

On his personal Facebook account, Flomaton Police Captain Scott Walden responded to a post from someone who wrote, “The idiots that voted for Biden hated Trump enough to throw the country away. Thank the lying liberals and democrats news media.”

In response, Walden posted: “they need to line up ev1 of them and put a bullet in their skull for treason.”

In a separate post, Walden later
defended his words by writing, “Well apparently someone, and I know who you are
as well as the others jumping on the “ gonna get them fired “ train is
circulating a comment I made about TREASON. The comment even says TREASON but
someone has run rampant saying I was meaning liberal n Democrats. Well #1 I
don’t care who you vote for, #2 the comment was about treason and what should
happen to the ones who are charged for committing treason . So either you
trying to stir the pot or you are ok with someone committing treason but not ok
with someone who says they should be shot. This is the world we live in.”

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant reportedly
wanted to fire to Walden when he learned about the incident. According to Bondurant,
Walden had been warned before for making similar comments.

“That’s what I wanted to do to
start with, but by law I can’t. So I handled it by law. We put him on
administrative leave, paid leave, but we took his gun and his shield,” Bondurant
told reporters
on Thursday.

The next day, Bondurant confirmed
that Walden submitted his resignation amid public outcries for his termination
from office. The original post on Walden’s Facebook page has been removed.

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