Two Anniston Police Department officers have been placed on administrative leave as the city investigates the Southern Poverty Law Center's claims that they're members of a hate group.
"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."
The SPLC released a report today alleging both Brown and Doggrell were members of the neo-Confederate League of the South.