In a shocking incident that has sent ripples of concern through the community, the Southlake Chief of Police, James Brandon, has taken decisive action against two officers involved in a disturbing incident of displaying a hate symbol during a meeting. The incident came to light on June 14, 2023, when a swastika was drawn during a break in a meeting attended by members of the police department.
In an official statement, Chief Brandon expressed his profound disappointment in the actions of the officers, emphasizing that their conduct was entirely unrelated to the department’s patch or logo. He described the drawing as an “inexcusable attempt at humor” and emphasized that such behavior would not be tolerated within the police department.
Following the discovery of the offensive drawing, Chief Brandon immediately initiated an internal investigation into the matter. The investigation uncovered that two officers had exhibited exceptionally poor judgment and a lack of leadership during the incident. As a result, their employment with the Southlake Police Department has been terminated.
Chief Brandon reiterated that the actions of these individuals do not represent the values upheld by the men and women who dutifully serve and protect the Southlake community each day. He assured the public that their actions were not reflective of the city’s leadership, the police department’s organization, or the community as a whole.