PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy that was found to have had ties to an alleged hate group.
Officials stated that Deputy Brian Green has been terminated from the department effective immediately.
The PPSO Internal Affairs began an investigation on August 8 into Green's ties to the alleged hate group "Proud Boys" after receiving a complaint via Facebook. It was later determined that Green violated the PPSO Standard of Operating Procedures pertaining to the Code of Conduct and Social Media.
According to the department's social media policy, personnel are not allowed to engage in any social media activity that can "negatively affect the public perception of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office" or engage in speech "that would reasonably be considered reckless or irresponsible."
Officials say that Green's promotion of the organization Proud Boys while in uniform affected the public's trust and caused the public to question the values of the PPSO.