" A sheriff’s deputy in Georgia bragged about beating a Black man as “sweet stress relief” to extremists, federal authorities say. Following an FBI investigation, Cody Richard Griggers pleaded guilty to one count of possessing an unregistered firearm, prosecutors said Wednesday. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 6." ... "But Griggers also made statements “consistent with racially motivated violent extremism,” such as racial slurs and frequent positive references to the Holocaust, authorities said. According to an updated complaint from November, Griggers described using excessive force on a suspect he said tried to steal a Glock magazine from a local gun store. He used a racial slur that describes Black children. The text, dated Aug. 12, 2019, said, “Oh, got wrapped up in my AR and forgot to tell ya’ll that I beat the **** out of a n----- Saturday.” He described the beating as “sweet stress relief.”" ... "In another text dated Aug. 26, 2019, Griggers said he would charge Black people with felonies in order to keep them from voting during the 2020 elections. “It’s a sign of beautiful things to come. Also, I’m going to charge them (African Americans) with whatever felonies I can to take away their ability to vote,” the text said." https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brie...qXTJhsjBY2ie5ZbReUIFZkOhsriCaE-ERSKYIfNZgqDpg Let's break down what happened. 1. A sheriff's deputy in Georgia did something wrong with an unregistered fire arm. That is not disputable, he pled guilty to it. 2. It's not clear to me whether or not he actually carried the beating or the threat to arrest people out in real life, as there was no gun store and the article doesn't mention any incident where this happened. 3. Regardless of the above, it's clear that he is a racist and a political extremist, and someone who advocated for using his position to arrest people to take away their right to vote. I'm not going to ask whether or not this is indicative of a larger problem (we already know police departments suffer from racial insensitivity at best thanks to multiple DOJ investigations into police forces in the US). My question for this thread is how do we combat political extremism within the police ranks? Clearly we cannot have this man doing something like what he threatened in real life. So how do we fix the problem?