Police in Renton, Washington are taking offence at a set of cartoons poking fun at officers and city workers saying they’re criminal and those responsible are guilty of cyberstalking.According to KOMO News, the cartoons appeared on YouTube earlier this year and though they poke fun at an unnamed agency the Renton Police think they’re about them.
Renton Police Chief Kevin Milosevich says, “The purpose of these videos was to embarrass, torment and harass specific members of the police department and other city employees.”
Some events in the cartoons occurred, some didn’t, but a search warrant claims the videos are aimed at specific employees, using “emotional-tormenting” references to past sexual relationships.
Police are tracking the creators through a series of search warrants, but on Thursday reporters challenged the effort saying free-speech rights are being violated.
Critics are calling the investigation a witch hunt.
One of the nine videos is below.
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