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Washington, DC Police Lieutenant Shane Lamond has been suspended over allegations that he was feeding inside information to the white supremacist group the Proud Boys.
I am not surprised that a cop was doing this. As I have noted, cops are objectively pro-insurrectionist.
I am a bit surprised that he got caught and that he got suspended:
A D.C. police lieutenant in the intelligence branch has been put on leave amid an investigation into alleged improper contacts with a prominent member of the extremist group Proud Boys, according to four law enforcement officials with knowledge of the case.
The officials identified the officer as Shane Lamond, a 22-year veteran. Law enforcement officials said there is evidence suggesting communications between Lamond and Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, who described himself as the former chairman of the group.
Speaking at a news conference, D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said only that a member of the department had been placed on administrative leave during an “ongoing investigation” being conducted by his department, the FBI and the Department of Justice.
Contee declined to answer questions in more detail, saying allegations had not been proved and that he did not want to compromise the investigation. The chief said he is committed to full transparency and accountability.
The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, would not describe the nature of the alleged contacts between Lamond and Tarrio or how the inquiry began. Contee said he was concerned enough by the allegation to take administrative action.
Activists have long complained that D.C. police enjoyed a cozy relationship with the Proud Boys, pointing to fist-bumps seen between members, officers posing for photos with Proud Boys and some police turning away as members destroyed Black Lives Matters signs.
If the allegations are true, I hope that he loses his pension.