Two public staff in Ventura County, California — one who works with the Sheriff’s Workplace and one other formally employed by the district lawyer — had been caught on digicam destroying a Black Lives Matter signal, officers mentioned.
Darrin Stone, an worker of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace since 2005, could possibly be seen on surveillance video twice as he makes use of a knife to shred an indication positioned on a fence in Thousand Oaks, in accordance with a report within the Thousand Oaks Acorn.
“I’m deeply disenchanted that one among our staff concerned himself in one of these criminal activity,” Sheriff Invoice Ayub mentioned in a press release.
Stone, 60, took a knife to the signal on June 13 and June 19. He was positioned on administrative depart by the sheriff’s workplace because of the incident.
Craig Anderson, an investigative assistant on the Ventura County district lawyer’s workplace, was additionally caught on the digicam defacing the signal, the report mentioned.
Anderson, 59, has resigned from the district lawyer’s workplace, nevertheless it was not clear when precisely that befell.
A 3rd suspect, 58-year-old Jeffrey Moore, spray-painted the signal on June 11, however was discovered simply as a result of his firm identify and telephone quantity had been “prominently displayed on his car,” cops mentioned.
The 19-year-old school scholar who hung the signal, Maxwell Meyers, put up the digicam in case anybody tried to destroy the tarp with the letters “BLM” festooned throughout it.
When the picture of Stone was posted on social media, a sheriff’s deputy acknowledged him straight away.