MANATEE -- A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was suspended without pay for almost 26 hours after he labeled a scripture passage in a Bible as “the Obama prayer” and left it on co-worker’s desk, according to a recently released internal affairs report.
The highlighted scripture was Psalm 109, which reads in part, “Let his days be few, and let another take his office.”
The co-worker, who also is a corrections sergeant and is black, said she was offended when she found the Bible and considered what she saw to be a threat against the president.
Sgt. Matthew Neu, who is assigned to the jail, conceded to investigators that “maybe it was not the smart thing to do, you know.
“I should have been more careful where I left it, or whatever,” Neu said, according to the report.
“In hindsight maybe it was not the smart thing to do, you know, I should have been more careful where I left it, or whatever.
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