Two county jail­ers fired for on­line com­ments

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - COUNTY BY COUNTY - ARLINDA SMITH BROADY

On­line com­ments ex­press­ing sym­pa­thy for Hitler and Amer- ican neo-Nazis ended the law en­force­ment ca­reers of two Spalding County jail­ers Mon­day.

Sher­iff Dar­rell Dix said De­ten­tion Of­fi­cers Howard Cost­ner and Jesse Jones were fired af­ter com­ments and pho­tos from their pro­files on YouTube, Face­book, Red­dit and other forms were re­leased by an­tifas­cist ac­tivists Mon­day morn­ing.

“Both of these gen­tle­men are no longer em­ployed by the Spalding County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice based on some in­for­ma­tion that came to light to­day,” Dix said. “It doesn’t fit what we want to rep­re­sent to the com­mu­nity and what we want to rep­re­sent as an agency.”

Both men were ac­tive in on­line gam­ing com­mu­ni­ties where they en­gaged in com­men­tary about the games with oth­ers.

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