Colorado police officer placed on leave over threatening Biden voters on Facebook

A Colorado police officer has been placed on leave after sharing a post on Facebook threatening Democrats and calling on supporters of Democratic nominee Joe Biden to “please meet me at the battle grounds.”   

Platteville Police Chief Carl Dwyer said in a statement to The Hill that “disgusting and inappropriate Facebook posts were brought to my attention” on Wednesday. He said Officer Jason Taft was immediately placed on administrative leave, and the department has launched an investigation. 
Dwyer confirmed that Taft has been employed by the department since January 2018. 

Taft on Wednesday shared “If for some reason we lose do we get to be little bitches and beat she hell out of the other party like they did.”

“Because they don’t believe in what we do. In fact in case we actually let Biden win. There will be far fewer results than this year because we’ll help them find God. Democrats you were scared of Trump now’s the true time to be afaird (sic.). We will do what you have done to our city’s and prevail p.s. please meet me at the battle grounds.” 

The officer also left a comment on his Facebook post saying “I’m ready to leave my job just so I can hurt these people that act like they know what real life is about. They are a bunch of time out in the corner billy people. They have no clue of the true rath thats coming. Dems you thought you made a scene or statement with BLM just wait this it will be fun.”

The post and comment were publicly available on Taft’s page on Thursday. 

He later posted that voters who cast their ballots for Joe Biden should unfriend him on the social media site.

Biden won Colorado’s nine electoral votes in the race for the White House against President Trump. He leads the president with 264 electoral votes to Trump’s 214 electoral votes as of Thursday evening, according to the Associated Press.

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