A Texas polisiehoof has reportedly been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the City of Stinnett and amidst sosiale media accusations regarding his allegedly duplicitous personal life.
In a statement posted to the Stinnett Facebook-bladsy op Woensdag, city manager Durk Downs said city officials were “aware of the current situation surrounding the Chief of Police Jason Collier.”
“The city is taking this seriously and will be looking into any violations of city policy,” hy het geskryf. “Chief Jason Collier has been placed on administrative leave while the city investigates possible violations of city employment policy.”
“As per city policy, we will refrain from commenting on any personal issues of personnel in a public forum,” Downs concluded.
While the city did not specify what “violations” they were looking into regarding Collier, Stinnett Mayor Colin Locke confirmed that there was a “possible violation of city policy,” volgens to MyHighPlains.com.
ABC7 Amarillo reported on Wednesday that the Stinnett Police Department Facebook page appears to have been either deactivated or deleted.
Fox News has reached out to the Stinnett Police Department, Collier and Downs for comment, but did not receive a response.
All of this comes as unsubstantiated allegations continue to swirl.
In 'n now-viral post, Amarillo woman Cecily Steinmetz alleged Collier had been “living a double/triple life” with a wife and multiple fiancées — tagging the City of Stinnett Facebook page.
“I was his girlfriend until yesterday. He lied to me and presented me with fake annulment documents when I found out he was married. I also found out about a 2nd girlfriend, Kristi, gisteraand,” sy het geskryf. “He has lied to us, our children, and asked us both to marry him. He is a poor representative of your town.”
Steinmetz’s post has tens of thousands of likes, comments and shares.
Daarbenewens, a Facebook Group geroep “Victims of Jason Collier” was created that now has more than 4,000 volgelinge.
A 42-second video posted to the group appears to show Collier apologizing, though it remains unclear as to what he is apologizing for and to whom.
The outlet also reported Collier had received the State of Texas Medal of Valor volgende 21 years of law enforcement experience and that he was married with four children, as well as an ordained predikant.
Neither the Stinnett Police Department nor the City of Stinnett has acknowledged these claims.