The City of Anniston, Alabama, announced this afternoon that it will fire a city police officer following revelations about his membership with the white nationalist hate group League of the South (LOS) first published here at Hatewatch.
Doggrell spoke at the 2013 LOS national conference which was captured on video. A second Anniston police officer, Lt. Wayne Brown attended a LOS conference in 2013. Brown will be retiring from the Anniston PD, according to WIAT 42.
@AnnistonPD Lt. Josh Doggrell will be fired.
— Jamie Ostroff (@JamieWIAT) June 19, 2015
The City of Anniston also announced that it will revise its personnel policy. When first approached by the Southern Poverty Law Center about the officers, Anniston City Manager Brian Johnson called the LOS a “civic club,” and said there was little the city could do. Fortunately, that looks set to change.
Johnson says Lt. Brown attended 2 League of the South meetings before determining the organization was too radical, and left the group. — Jamie Ostroff (@JamieWIAT) June 19, 2015