Anniston Police Department has placed two officers on leave following a Hatewatch article exposing the officers’ membership in neo-Confederate hate group the League of the South. The officers have been identifed as Josh Doggrell and Lt. Wayne Brown.
The statement issued by the city of Anniston reads: “After being made aware of the Wednesday, June 17 article by the SPLC, the City of Anniston is taking the allegations made against Lt. Brown and Lt. Doggrell very seriously and have placed both officers on administrative leave. Lt. Brown and Lt. Doggrell do not speak for the City of Anniston nor the Anniston Police Department. The City of Anniston has commenced an investigation into this matter and will work diligently to ensure the appropriate action is taken.”
Watch Josh Doggrell speak at hate group conference: