More than 150 law enforcement agencies were notified of their officers’ ties to extremist groups. Only one has publicly taken any significant action.
Not a single department has said it disciplined an officer for Islamophobic posts or membership in an anti-Islam group.
We downloaded data from Facebook and asked a question: How many people were members of at least one extremist group and at least one police group?
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Our analysis includes some of the most extensive evidence yet that militias are drawing support – and membership – from within U.S. law enforcement.
Officers in law enforcement agencies across the country have joined private hate groups on Facebook, participating in the spread of extremism.