Georgia deputy Cody Griggers, who pleaded guilty to gun charge, had racist chats with ‘violent extremist group,’ feds say

April 30, 2021 ☼ racismgeorgiapolice

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Georgia deputy Cody Griggers, who pleaded guilty to gun charge, had racist chats with ‘violent extremist group,’ feds say

In texts with a group that called itself “Shadow Moses,” a Georgia sheriff’s deputy boasted about beating a Black man during an arrest, threatened to falsely charge Black people with felonies so that they could not vote and advocated for killing politicians and others he viewed as political enemies, the FBI said in court documents.

This week, Cody Richard Griggers pleaded guilty to a weapons charge after federal agents uncovered his ties to a violent extremist group and found 11 unregistered firearms at his home and in his police car, the Department of Justice said in a statement on Wednesday. Griggers, 28, who was fired by the Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office last November, faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and will never work as a police officer again.

Yes. Racism, even in this extreme form, is still a thing in the US.