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Lafayette police officer terminated for involvement in ‘Neo-Nazi internet chat forum’: Joseph Zacharek Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

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Joseph Zacharek was a Lafayette police officer who was hired in June was terminated after the department found he had been involved in a “Neo-Nazi internet chat forum” in 2016.

He said the investigation of the unidentified Constable Joseph Zacharek began in the ministry’s Saturday newsletter, after a tweet on Friday night stated that Zacharek had attended a chat forum called Iron March in 2016.

 

In the statement, the ministry’s interior department found that the information was “accurate and reliable” and Zacharek’s comments on the forum “were not in line with the spirit of cooperation and involvement in the community that Lafayette Police Department values”.

 

The publication said Zacharek was trained in the police department and was “not public.”

 

Full newsletter:

Late Friday evening the Lafayette Police Department was “tagged” in a tweet on our official Twitter page. It contained information specifically identifying a recruit officer, Joseph Zacharek, as a person who participated in a Neo-Nazi internet chat forum known as Iron March in 2016.

Our Internal Affairs Division opened an immediate investigation to determine if this report was credible. The investigation has determined that Zacharek did participate in this online forum and that the information that was provided to LPD was accurate and credible. Officer Zacharek’s comments were not in harmony with the spirit of cooperation and inclusion in the community that the Lafayette Police Department values.

Officer Zacharek was hired in June of 2020 and to this point has been working solely in a training environment and has no exposure to the public. As a result of this investigation Officer Zacharek’s employment with the Lafayette Police Department has been terminated.

The Lafayette Police Department conducts very thorough and complete background investigations on all potential employees, which includes a complete review of personal social media accounts. While this information may not have been accessible through our investigative processes, we are appreciative that it was brought to our attention. We take great pride in our investigations and are extremely disappointed that we were not able to uncover this information in that process. We endeavor to learn from this investigation to ensure it never happens again.

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