Indiana Trooper Resigns Over Facebook Posts

A State Trooper in Indiana resigned after an internal investigation over information posted on his Facebook account.

Christopher Pestow allegedly referred to himself as a “garbage man” who “takes out the trash” and bragged about heavy drinking on the popular social networking site. He also had a photo that showed him holding a .357 Mangum to his head, according to ABC affiliate WRTV in Indianapolis.

Other questionable content on Pestow’s account were pictures of a crash involving his police cruiser and a comment that a person who resists arrest and threatens police officers would “probably end up shot.”

Pestow was investigated on allegations of conduct unbecoming an officer, violation of department policy and improper use of department equipment, suspecting that he may have visited the site while on the job.

Pestow, had been assigned to administrative duties pending the investigation, resigned Wednesday before Superintendent Paul Whitesell could enter a final finding and order, state police said in a news release.


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