Lumberton, Mississippi, Police Chief Shane Flynt was suspended on Feb. 19 after a video surfaced of him bragging about smoking marijuana while smoking what appeared to be marijuana.
Flynt was suspended with pay, then resigned, but his resignation was not accepted by the town council; his suspension ended on Feb. 22, reports WDAM.
In the video, Flynt bragged while holding a pipe:
I’m only chief of police in Lumberton that likes to smoke weed… If this ain’t no cool (expletive)? Who the coolest here? Me! I’m the coolest here.
In a statement on Facebook, Flynt appeared blamed his wife:
Please know that one video, one mistake, does not define the person I am, my moral or ethical values. I made a huge mistake, first of all, I trusted the wrong person, welcomed them in my personal home, they recorded me in a vulnerable state and they planned every minute of it.
This person being my wife who is obviously very vindictive. I love serving the town of Lumberton, the people there are like family to me. It saddens my heart that I’ve disappointed many as well as myself.
Just a thought, where would we all be if we all had hidden cameras in our home ? What would our neighbors , preachers , co workers, friends, etc. think of our conversations? There is no excuse. I pray you all find it in your hearts to show me grace and know that I am truly sorry for this incident.