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A Facebook video of a conversation between three men including one uniformed Lapeer County Sheriff with negative remarks about Flint has cause a stir on social media.
The video was posted on Facebook on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.
In the video three men are standing together including two wearing uniforms of which one is a Lapeer County Sheriff’s uniform.
Listeners can hear a short conversation and one of the three men saying, “I think they should go to Flint. You can buy whores over there. You can buy pot over there. You can do what you want over there. You can kill people over there. They don’t seem to care.”
Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna issued a statement saying there will be an investigation regarding the video and the video is at least a year old.
“The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office has received information that there has been a video circulated on social media by an unknown source at this time,” said McKenna in the statement. “It is my understanding that this (is) a video containing conversations that some of our department members are involved in. The information I have been provided is that this conversation took place in the court house hallway over 1-2 years ago and contained negative comments towards (the) Flint City Police Dept. I have personally experienced the professionalism and work ethic of the Flint Police Dept…I consider many of them to be family to me.”
The video also took a jab at the Flint Police Department saying, “If they don’t solve it in the first 48 hours, it’s going to be a cold case.”
Det. Sgt. Tyrone Booth said in a statement that he has reached out to Lapeer County regarding the issue and was told there will be an investigation launched into the video.
“The Chief of Police and the entire department is very offended by what we observed in the video and the Chief takes it very personally when comments of this nature are made about the police department and the city of Flint as a whole,” said Booth.