Despite Walker’s claims over the years, there is no evidence that the Georgia Republican hopeful’s claims are true.
US Senate candidate and former football player Herschel Walker says he has a history of working in law enforcement. There is, however, no evidence that the Georgia Republican hopeful’s claims are true.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution claims that Walker gave a speech in 2019 to a group of soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where he said, “I worked for law enforcement, didn’t you know that either? I spent time at Quantico at the FBI training school. You didn’t know I was an agent? »
The newspaper reported Monday that it had reviewed dozens of speeches and motivational interviews from Walker, who has repeatedly said he was a law enforcement officer. “I work with the Cobb County Police Department and have been in criminal justice all my life,” he said in 2017. In 2000, he claimed to be “a certified peace officer” .
His claims have reportedly ceased since Walker entered the Senate race, AJC said. A spokesperson for his campaign told the outlet that Walker majored in criminal justice at the University of Georgia and “supported and worked with law enforcement for years, including speaking to the mental health police, leading women’s self-defense training, attending the FBI Academy at Quantico.
The unidentified spokeswoman maintained that Walker was an honorary deputy for Cobb County and three other Georgia counties, but AJC said Cobb County police had no record of it, nor could its sheriffs confirm it.
Experts note that being an honorary officer carries no weight in law enforcement.
Walker, who has been open about his history with dissociative identity disorder, has had personal contact with law enforcement. The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner was accused of domestic violence, harassment and other violent tendencies against an ex-wife and her sister.
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