Former police chief who quit over neo-Nazi past gets a new JOB with neighboring police force
Bart Alsbrook was hired as the interim chief of the Colbert Police Department on August 22, 2017, only 10 days after the 'Unite the Right' rally took place in Charlottesville
Bart Alsbrook, a police chief in Oklahoma, who was forced to resign from his post after his neo-Nazi links came to light, has been hired as a reserve officer with a neighboring police force. In August 2017, Alsbrook, the interim chief for the town of Colbert, resigned a week after he admitted to his connections with white supremacist groups.
Despite knowing about Alsbrook's past, the Achille police chief Christopher Watson hired him as a reserve officer in the department. Speaking of this in an interview, he had said: "Everyone has a past, some of which they may not be proud of, of which he is not. He wishes he never had those connections."
KXII reported that Alsbrook was hired as the interim chief of the Colbert Police Department, ten days after the "Unite the Right" rally took place in Charlottesville. The white supremacist rally caused the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to make a Hate Map that tracks all the known hate groups that are functioning in the US.
An investigation that was conducted by the news station revealed that one group that was identified by the map was ISD Records, which is a website and record label that sells music from neo-Nazi punk bands. They also sell far-right and Confederate memorabilia, and the company seems to be owned and operated by Alsbrook.
The banner in the website also claimed that it was the voice behind Blood & Honor USA, which is a skinhead head group that has been described by the SPLC as being controlled by "two skinheads who run a racist music label in Ohio and a racist video company in Texas."
The SPLC has named the racist company in Texas as NS88 Videos, which is run by Blood & Honor USA's Texas coordinator as Alsbrook. The company has even used Nazi code in its name with NS referring to "national socialism" and 88 referring to "Heil Hitler." H is the eighth letter of the alphabet.
Initially, Alsbrook denied having been involved with ISD Records or NS88 and claimed that he was a victim of identity fraud after a group of white supremacists stole his wallet shortly after a fight broke out at the heavy metal concert that he attended in the 90s.
Both of the sites were mysteriously taken down after KXII asked Alsbrook about them. Only a few days after this happened, The Herald Democrat reported that Alsbrook had featured in two documentaries that were released in the mid-2000s titled White Terror and Skinhead Attitude. In it, Alsbrook describes how he was a part of the neo-Nazi music scene and this included Blood & Honor.
After his white supremacist links were made public, Alsbrook resigned as the interim police chief of Colbert less than a week after he was announced as the person for the post. Watson defended the decision to hire Alsbrook to work in Colbert which was only a few miles away and said that it had been clear that the man was trying to move away from his past. He said: "He was involved in some kind of group then and wanted out and the only way he figured he could get out would be to move far away."