Cop made the comments while on Workers’ Compensation Leave.
Via The Blaze
Police Capt. Geoffrey Morgan confirmed the allegations against Officer Joseph Peterson to TheBlaze. He said the officer has been on extended workers compensation leave since before complaints were made against him for the Facebook post.
“We want the people to know he is off the street,” he said.
Morgan said an internal investigation is underway into the Facebook comments and he doesn’t expect Peterson to be back on duty any time soon — “at a minimum.” However, no disciplinary action has been taken yet against the cop due to the Facebook posts because the investigation has not concluded.
“We pride ourselves on being completely transparent,” Morgan added. “That’s how we do things here.”
A Connecticut officer with the Branford Police Department has reportedly been placed on extended leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation after he allegedly told a Facebook user he couldn’t wait to “bang down your door and come for your gun.”
Connecticut resident John Cinque, whose passionate remarks to lawmakers on the state’s new gun registration laws went viral, provided screenshots of a Facebook conversation involving Officer Joseph Peterson to the conservative blog Freedom Outpost. The officer is reportedly a “long-time friend” of Cinque’s.