Woman hires personal security after reporting MPD officer’s Facebook posts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis woman told FOX13 she is afraid to be alone after a Memphis police officer she filed a complaint against continues to message her.

MPD started investigating racially charged Facebook posts last week which appear to have been made by officer Matthew Dyess.

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It is still not confirmed if he made the posts but Chelsea Glass says is still scared.

She said the officer has no respect for boundaries, so she’s hiring personal protection.

FOX13 also found out that Matthew Dyess was on paid leave for a separate issue before Glass filed a complaint.

Glass said at 11 a.m. on Wednesday Dyess messaged her on Facebook. She shared a screenshot which said, “Have we gone far enough sis? This whole thing has gotten silly.”

Glass said Officer Dyess sent the message six days after she filed a complaint about him to internal affairs.

She said the complaint is about posts she claims he made on Facebook. She shared screenshots with FOX13 on Friday.

She said Dyess commented on a Fox news article on Facebook about the 17-year-old charged with shooting two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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She shared a screenshot that appears to be from Dyess. The post shows Kyle Rittenhouse holding a weapon during a Black Lives Matter protest. The words on the picture said: “Blame it all on my roots, I showed up in boots and ruined their black lives affair.”

She shared other posts as well.

“I want him fired and every officer who shares those sentiments, I want them gone too,” said Glass.

Glass said community members are now rallying around her to make sure she is never alone and always protected.

She sent the latest screenshot to Internal Affairs who is now looking into the messages.

Right now it is unclear if the officer made the original social media posts or if he was hacked. That’s something the police department investigation will determine.

When FOX13 reached out to Dyess on Facebook he didn’t want to comment. Glass said she plans on hiring an attorney.