Facebook user posing as middle Tennessee drug task force officer

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Facebook user identifying themselves as a middle Tennessee officer has been sending racial slurs to women and the law enforcement agency wants to catch the person responsible.

A concerned viewer, Amber Cortes, reached out to FOX 17 News about an alarming message sent by "Kelly Sloan."

On his Facebook profile, Sloan identifies himself as a member of the 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force based in the midstate. That is not true.

Cortes shared messages with FOX 17 News of Sloan hurling racial slurs toward her, using profanity and telling her to "go back to where" she came from.

"Just telling the truth... with that kinda name go back to where u came from, there is enough dead beat Hispanics in this country," the message read.

23rd Judicial Task Force Director Brian Beasley says Sloan is not, has never been and will never be a member of their agency. Cortes also isn't Sloan's first victim.

About a year and a half ago, Beasley said the agency filed a complaint with Facebook about Sloan, but were told that there was nothing that could be done.

Another out-of-state woman reported social media harassment to her local agency, which reached out to the 23rd JDTF and found that Sloan was an imposter.

Since harassment cases are based on the victims' location, Beasley said his agency has no jurisdiction.

Beasley said the 23rd does is "not condoning or part of" Sloan's behavior.

Anyone who has been targeted by Sloan should call 615-446-6161.

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