Colo. Sheriff's Lt. Resigns After Internet Posts

A 13-year veteran of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department has resigned after repeatedly posting what his superior described as racist and anti-gay comments using his county computer.


The county's policy reads: “Employees may not post, send or transmit information or content to Internet-based social networks or web sites … (that) bring disrepute to the Sheriff’s Office, or content that would otherwise violate the On and Off-Duty Conduct provision contained in section II. U. of P&P-C-101, to wit: Members must not engage in any activity or conduct, on- or off-duty, which discredits them, the County or the Office."

On some days, Egnor had more than a dozen posts during work hours, which Spurlock said violates the county policy that says work computers are for performance of official job duties.

“The Internet should be used for purposes directly related to the performance of the job function,” the policy said. The policy also says work computers cannot be used to “harass, insult and attack” others and that internal discipline up to termination and possible criminal and civil sanctions could happen to employees who violate the policy.

Spurlock said there were two problems with Egnor's conduct -- that he was posting on county time and the nature of his postings.

"We're going to look into his performance and his behavior and that he was able to blog that amount was a significant concern to us," he said.

On Tuesday, Egnor blocked the archive of his comments and changed his screen name to "The Truth Hurts."

CALL7 Investigator Tony Kovaleski called what we believe was Egnor's house and went to the residence, but he could not reach Egnor for comment.

Sheriff Weaver announcement to employees.

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