Detective’s Status Update “On Leave” Following Facebook Rant

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MARLIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A five year veteran of the Marlin police department was placed on administrative leave after allegedly using Facebook to complain about people on public assistance.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that Rob Douglas will remain on leave while authorities conduct an investigation.

A post on Douglas’ Facebook page expressed frustration about grocery shopping on the first of the month. It spoke of seeing people on public assistance or food stamps, and complained that some have tattoos and expensive car accessories.

The post referred to “useless lazy turd bags” and ended, “If I ever snap and go on a killing spree, it will be in a supermarket on the first.”

Marlin City Manager R.C. Fletcher said he was made aware of the post Sunday.

The detective isn’t the first public servant to find himself in hot water after posting controversial statements via social media.

In June of 2014, Keller ISD Trustee Jo Lynn Haussmann found herself at the center of a public relations storm after making remarks against Muslims and a Southlake city councilman on Facebook.

Haussmann posted: “SOUTH LAKE – Do you realize because SO FEW voters took the time and responsibility to VOTE in the municipal elections – YOU NOW HAVE A ‘MUSLIM’ on the City Council!!! What A SHAME!!!!!”

The Keller School Board President called Haussmann’s remarks unacceptable and the call for her resignation was made.

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