Ozark Police Department Suspends Officer Over Social Media Comments

The Ozark Police Department posted on Facebook Monday night that an officer has been placed on administrative leave because of comments that they made on social media.

The department did not name the officer nor mention the comments that were made that violated department policy.

Here is the statement of the department:

On June 1st, 2020 the Ozark Police Department was made aware of statements made on social media by one of its officers. The views and statements that were made are contrary to the mission of the Ozark Police Department nor what is expected from its officers. This type of behavior will not be tolerated, and the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation. The Ozark Police Department believes in working in partnership with the community, by protecting their rights to peacefully assemble and protest.

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