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Officer under investigation for Facebook post

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BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

The Batesville Police Department has launched an internal investigation into one of its own after he made a Facebook post following the second Presidential debate.

According to Police Chief Alan Cockrill, a sergeant at the department posted a comment on a thread regarding the debate.

His post compared the two major party candidates, referring to one as a murderer and claiming that “groping is acceptable”.

“Being groped, if that's all he’s got on his record he’s a saint unlike Killary,” the post read. “She has spent her whole political career lying to her constituents, covering up her crimes and having the blood of several people on her hands. So yes groping is acceptable at this point.”

The comment, according to an anonymous email to Region 8 News, has since been deleted. A screenshot was sent to Region 8 News.

Cockrill told Region 8 News that the officer showed him the messages on the post to "put it into context." The officer has not been placed on leave.

Cockrill said his department is investigating the post to see if any departmental policies were violated.

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