Kentucky State Police Training Materials Quote Hitler, Tells Officers To “Meet Violence With Greater Violence”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports:

Gov. Andy Beshear reacted to a report Friday showing a Kentucky State Police training slideshow quoting Adolf Hitler three times and advocating officers to use “ruthless” violence, calling it “unacceptable.” Students in the journalism program at Louisville’s duPont Manual High School obtained the slideshow from the agency through an open records request and first reported it.

“This is absolutely unacceptable,” said Beshear in an emailed statement. “It is further unacceptable that I just learned about this through social media. We will collect all the facts and take immediate corrective action.” As reported by the Manual Redeye, one slide in the training material for KSP cadets titled “Violence of Action” tells officers to “meet violence with greater violence” and be a “ruthless killer.”