DC Cop Suspended Over Alleged Ties To Proud Boys

The Washington Post reports:

A D.C. police lieutenant in the intelligence branch has been put on leave amid an investigation into alleged improper contacts with a prominent member of the extremist group Proud Boys, according to four law enforcement officials with knowledge of the case.

The officials identified the officer as Shane Lamond, a 22-year veteran. Law enforcement officials said there is evidence suggesting communications between Lamond and Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, who described himself as the former chairman of the group.

Activists have long complained that D.C. police enjoyed a cozy relationship with the Proud Boys, pointing to fist-bumps seen between members, officers posing for photos with Proud Boys and some police turning away as members destroyed Black Lives Matters signs.

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