A Prince William County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after “disturbing” social media posts surfaced this weekend.
Sheriff Glendell Hill said his agency was made aware early Christmas Day about “disturbing comments being made on several social media outlets by a deputy sheriff.”
“I was notified and ordered an Internal Affairs investigation,” Hill said in an email Saturday. “The investigation has concluded and the deputy has been terminated from employment with this agency.”
Charlottesville freelance journalist Molly Conger broke the story in a Twitter thread, detailing some of the posts allegedly made by former Deputy Aaron Hoffman on the new conservative platform Parler.
i hope you all will join me in wishing a merry christmas to the prince william county sheriff's office's "human interaction specialist," deputy aaron hoffman. or, as he's known on parler, "wethepeoplewarrior." pic.twitter.com/HlwtwiUhd0
— molly conger (@socialistdogmom) December 25, 2020
Under the username “WeThePeopleWarrior,” the account advocates finding the homes of “every Governor, mayor, attorney general, liberal judge, senator, congressman, and every major media/social media CEO … find them and remove them from their sanctuary. Bring the nightmare to where they lay their heads and kiss their loved ones.”
Hoffman could not be reached for comment by InsideNoVa, but he told the Washington Post he did not make the comments and that his account had been hacked. As of Saturday afternoon, all of Hoffman’s social media profiles had either been set to private or deleted.
The Prince William Sheriff’s Office handles courthouse security and the county jail. On LinkedIn, Hoffman wrote he had worked in law enforcement for 14 years.