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Louisville police major calls BLM, antifa supporters ‘punks’ who will be ‘washing our cars’: report

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 9/23/2020 Nancy Dillon
a man wearing a striped shirt and smiling at the camera: Bridget Hallahan © Louisville Metro Police Department Bridget Hallahan

A white Louisville Metro Police major reportedly disparaged Black Lives Matter and antifa supporters as “punks” who will be “washing our cars” and struggling financially “their entire life.”

News of the officer’s offensive statement last month was reported by the Louisville Courier Journal Wednesday, shortly after a Kentucky grand jury declined to charge any officers with the March 13 police shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

Only one former officer, Brett Hankison, was indicted for endangering Taylor’s neighbors by recklessly firing rounds near their residences during a botched raid on her apartment.

“I know it is hard to keep our thoughts and opinions to ourselves sometimes, especially when we, as a whole or as an individual, become the target of people in the public who criticize what we do without even knowing the facts,” Maj. Bridget Hallahan reportedly wrote to her division amid nightly protests and an alleged officer “doxing” incident.

“These ANTIFA and BLM people, especially the ones who just jumped on the bandwagon ‘yesterday’ because they became ‘woke’ – insert eye roll here – do not deserve a second glance or thought from us. Our little pinky toenails have more character, morals, and ethics, than these punks have in their entire body,” she purportedly said.

“Do not stop to their level. Do not respond to them. If we do, we only validate what they did. Don’t make them important, because they are not. They will be the ones washing our cars, cashing us out at the Walmart, or living in their parents' basement (paying) COD for their entire life,” Hallahan allegedly wrote.

Attempts to reach Hallahan were unsuccessful Wednesday, the Courier Journal reported.

LMPD spokesman Sgt. Lamont Washington told the newspaper the department was investigating the message and had no immediate comment.

“I’m disappointed,” Louisville Metro Councilman Brandon Coan, whose district covers Hallahan’s police division, told the Courier Journal.

He called Hallahan’s message “out of character” for her, and “that’s why it’s so shocking.”

“I think it’s a totally unacceptable attitude of any police officer and extremely poor leadership from a major,” he said. “I think she owes the community an apology, and she’ll have to deal with the consequences of her conduct.”

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