A Moulton police officer charged Thursday with torture and willful abuse of a child had resigned from the Decatur police force in 2010 after his estranged wife accused him of assaulting her and threatening her with a gun.
He should have been fired especially in light of the following that has recently occurred.
Breland, of 3050 Byler Road, Moulton, is charged with two counts of torture, willful abuse of a child, authorities said. The charge is a Class C felony punishable by 1-10 years in prison if convicted.
Moulton Police Chief Lyndon McWhorter said he placed Breland on leave after the Morgan County Department of Human Resources reported allegations involving an 8-year-old girl and that an investigation had been launched.
That’s right folks, he screwed up, was able to resign instead of being fired. As a FYI though this isn’t just a case of someone disliking the way he disciplined his children either.
Why he hasn’t been fired who knows. I find it interesting though most private companies will fire you if you step in something this bad. Those charged with enforcing the law though get a free pass for violating the law.
Most disturbing was there was a history that certainly should have put him in the no longer eligible for law enforcement pool.
Imagine that, a monster that has a history. Is it really that hard to spot these monsters or is it that we just wont do what we need to stop them?
State Sponsored Criminal #410: Mitchell Harris Breland
Because when you have a case of domestic abuse, let him go to another department and become someone else’s problem.