Florida sheriffs investigating after deputy photographed wearing QAnon patch with Pence
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The Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida is conducting an internal investigation after one of its officers was photographed with Vice President Pence wearing a patch promoting the QAnon conspiracy.


ABC 10 in South Florida reported that Broward County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said the deputy, Matt Pattern, was not authorized to wear the patch promoting "QAnon," whose believers share vague and far-reaching conspiracy theories. The issue "will be addressed immediately," Coleman told the news station.

Pence visited Florida on Friday and was greeted by members of local law enforcement. He tweeted out photos of his arrival, one of which included Pattern wearing a patch that read "Question the Narrative" and the letter Q.


The tweet was later deleted and Pence tweeted another version hours later that did not include the original image showing the officer with the patch.


Reddit banned its QAnon page in September, citing "content that incites violence, disseminates personal information, or harasses will get users and communities banned from Reddit."

References to "Q" and the conspiracy began popping up at Trump rallies earlier this year.