Valdosta Detective Disciplined Following Viral Video

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
April 15, 2016

VALDOSTA, Ga. -- A Valdosta Police Department detective is facing disciplinary action following an online video that depicts the detective cursing at residents.

A video posted to Youtube depicts a detective stating that residents are being investigated and the residents claim to not be involved with drugs.

A heated exchange between a resident and the detective results in several expletives being used between the two.

At one point the detective yells at the resident "You're going to quit [expletive] cussing at me like that."

According to VPD Chief Brian Childress, on April 12th, the Valdosta Police Department received information of illegal drug use at a residence on East Park Avenue. When officers visited the home, a male and female armed with handguns answered the door, therefore officers were on high alert.

In the video, the residents say they do not have drugs and insist on a search warrant. As of Friday, Chief Brian Childress confirms there was illegal drug use in the residence and there is an active narcotics investigation.

Chief Childress also tells WCTV that no formal complaint has been filed, but officials have looked into the incident and the detective has been disciplined for failure of professionalism and courtesy.

The video was posted to Youtube on April 13 and has received over 25,000 views as of Friday afternoon.

WCTV has edited expletives out of the video featured on our website. The original video can be viewed here.

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