Threats Made Against Man Who Reported KKK Memorabilia In Police Officer's Home

Threats Made Against Man Who Reported KKK Memorabilia In Police Officer's Home

Rob Mathis was notified by the Muskegon Police Force about the online threat. He admitted that while the threat made him feel disheartened, he was happy to see that the police were watching the situation closely.

Soon after a social media post shared by a black Muskegon man went viral after he found Klu Klux Klan memorabilia in a white police officer's home that was for sale, he began receiving threats for his actions. Rob Mathis was notified by the Muskegon area police that there was a credible threat against his life as well as that of his family's. 



 

The threat was directed at Mathis and his wife Reyna and was posted on FOX17's Facebook page as a comment on a story link regarding the suspension of Charles Anderson, who is also a part of the Muskegon police force. The officer was placed on leave on Thursday after Mathis and his family said they saw several Confederate flags as well as a framed historical KKK application during a tour of Anderson's home, which was on sale.



 

Anderson, 48, was placed on paid leave following the virality of the story. Following an inquiry into the items that Mathis claimed to have seen in the officer's house, the Muskegon police will determine if Anderson violated any of the city's policies. 



 



 

Muskegon Township police notified Mathis of the possible threat in person, with a printed version of the threat. The comment that has since been deleted by FOX17 reads: "Those people looking at this house that took the picture, better open their eyes in the back of their head."



 

Mathis admitted that while the threat made him feel disheartened, he was happy to see that the police were watching the situation closely. The US Army veteran told MLive: "This is what the police department is supposed to do. My Facebook feed is full of (negative comments) and I can’t keep up with it all. I'm happy they were willing to do that."

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