Man charged after allegedly sending threatening Facebook messages to MPD
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A West Allis man is facing two disorderly conduct charges after police say he sent threatening messages to Milwaukee police officers on Facebook.
A criminal complaint says Jesse Genett, 30, sent several messages to the Milwaukee Police Department Facebook page between June 2017 and November 2018. The complaint alleges that the messages sent by Gennett depicted violence toward police officers and their families.
When Genett was arrested, investigators say he told officers that the reason he sent the messages was because he was angry. Genett said there had been multiple instances of police officers abusing their authority and that caused him to view law enforcement negatively. He reportedly told police he suffers from PTSD from serving in the army and that he self medicates with alcohol.
The complaint says Genett told officers he had no intention of killing anyone and that the only weapon he currently owned was the AR15 in his bedroom.