Bozeman Officer Resigns Over Facebook Comments

By Beacon Staff

BOZEMAN – The Bozeman police officer who wrote on his Facebook page that there should be a law allowing police to take people to jail for being “stupid” has resigned.

Bozeman City Manager Chris Kukulski says Cody Anderson submitted his resignation on Wednesday.

Kukulski says Anderson related that his resignation was in the best interest of the police department.

Anderson had apologized earlier for the posting.

His online posting came to light when a Bozeman resident filed a lawsuit against the city, Anderson and other police officers, saying his civil and constitutional rights were violated when he was wrongly arrested.

The lawsuit contends that entries from Anderson’s Facebook profile indicate Anderson has a lack of respect for citizens’ rights and a willingness to abuse his position of authority.

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