Memphis, TN - A Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) counselor, Kelli Davis, made her views about police known when she posted on social media that they were "thugs in blue." Now she is also suspected of leaking personal and confidential information about police officers.
According to WMC Action News5, controversial Facebook posts have placed Davis in the spotlight, such as the one below:
"My hope is that some of the INEXPERIENCED THUGS IN BLUE will think twice before pulling the trigger when they attempt to arrest a black or brown person - their inexperienced, THUGGISH taxpayer paid ACTIONS indeed have a RIPPLE affect!"
Mike Williams, Memphis Police Association President, confirmed that Davis had been hired to help both Police Officers and Firefighters with PTSD. He said "A lot of officers are concerned, especially it's not just the post but it's everything she also posted--parts of the evaluations on the site as well." The social media posts by Kelli Davis also show what Memphis Police Officers thought about her after working with her for five weeks.
The above Facebook post has been removed, and Davis denied writing it, stating instead that it must have been hackers. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has promised to get to the bottom of the matter, and stated that an investigation is ongoing.
MPD President Williams said that "Officers are a little concerned that you know, the doctor-client privilege has been broken. It's going to be very hard to get the trust of individuals when you post things like that."
Davis has not returned any calls to the media or made any comments.
It's a shame when Police Officers and Firefighters cannot talk to someone in private without having that trust violated. And then to be called 'thugs in blue;' this is totally unacceptable actions on the part of a counselor.
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