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?
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.