WV: ACLU sends FOIA to investigate Elkins Police ‘cockroach memo’

The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia filed the first of a series of Freedom Of Information Act requests Wednesday with the Elkins Police Department to investigate the former police chief's controversial memo. The memo referred to residents as "cockroaches" and read " I want them harassed if you know they are a cockroach!"

The ACLU executive director says they were "shocked" to learn about the memo. The statement reads: "It appears to show a police department that has established a written policy of recklessly violating the US Constitution, using physical violence of intimidate residents and fostering a culture meant to dehumanize people."