“Gloves off, first officer to take him down gets steak dinner……we going to find that piece of s**t”The Free Thought Project Matt Agorist July 9, 2014
Police Chief, Doug Jordan’s text messages show a disgusting level of racial slurs and incentive to harass and “take down” a local man.
The texts were given to Channel 2 Action News, in Coweta County, GA, which led to the department’s racist and corrupt practices being exposed.
According to Channel 2 News, the first set of texts started with, “OK. June Bug saw Henry and his wife at Dollar General, shot him the bird and yelled (expletive) U at him . So gloves off first officer to take him down gets a steak dinner” then, “(expletive) That drug pushing mother (expletive).” and finally, “We going to find that piece of (expletive).”
After finding out who ‘June Bug’ was, Leon Buchannan, Channel 2 showed him the texts.
“He threatened somebody’s life, like they making bets on me or something,” Buchannan said.
Buchannan did serve a year in prison on drug charges in 2008, but has been straight since getting out, “I changed my whole life, went to school, got my CDL,” Buchannan said.
“Are you a drug pusher?” Channel 2 investigative reporter Aaron Diamant asked.
“No, sir,” Buchannan said.
But the Buchannan’s innocence did not stop the man mentioned in the first text as “Henry, ” who is Grantville Police Officer Demetrius Henry, from descending quickly on Buchannan.
“He just jumped out the car, something like, ‘Didn’t I tell you don’t disrespect,’ and just started hitting and beating him in the car,” Buchannan’s cousin, April Heard said.
Buchannan was beat so badly that he ended up in the hospital. His family filed excessive force complaints against Henry, but of course, the internal “investigation” found no wrong doing.
Channel 2 News showed these texts and another set of texts, that were related to a news story on Officer Henry, to Mayor Jim Sells.
“Henry’s on the news.” The chief wrote back, “What’s that about?” then added “He probably beat the (expletive) out of some ‘n-word.'”
Sells quickly suspended Jordan, who resigned 2 days later. Henry also resigned shortly after the internal review cleared him of the force complaints.
No charges have been filed against Henry or Jordan.