Indiana police recruit fired for participating in a Neo-Nazi internet forum

A police recruit in Lafayette, Indiana, has been terminated after an internal affairs investigation determined he participated in an online Neo-Nazi chat forum, authorities announced Saturday.



a man standing in front of a door: Lafayette Police Department in Indiana said they fired recruit officer Joseph Zacharek.


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Lafayette Police Department in Indiana said they fired recruit officer Joseph Zacharek.

A Twitter user brought recruit officer Joseph Zacharek to the attention of Lafayette Police Department late Friday, identifying him as having participated in the now defunct forum “Iron March” in 2016, according to a news release from the department.

The user who flagged the activity describes themselves on Twitter as an anti-fascist who aims to “expose” fascists.

Lt. Matt Gard with the Lafayette Police Department told CNN that the department called Zacharek after being alerted to the forum activity and said that Zacharek admitted to making the posts.

“The investigation has determined that Zacharek did participate in this online forum and that the information that was

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