Two officers are on leave after allegations surfaced from the Southern Poverty Law Center that Lieutenant Wayne Brown and Lieutenant Josh Doggrell were part of a hate group. The S-P-L-C posted video on their Facebook page of one of the officers speaking at a League of the South conference. In a statement from Anniston Public Information Officer Aziza Jackson the city says and quote: “After being made aware of the Wednesday, June 17 article by the S-P-L-C, the City of Anniston is taking the allegations made against Lieutenant Brown and Lieutenant Doggrell very seriously and have placed both officers on administrative leave. Lieutenant. Brown and Lieutenant Doggrell do not speak for the City of Anniston nor the Anniston Police Department. The City of Anniston has commenced an investigation into this matter and will work diligently to ensure the appropriate action is taken,”end quote.