BOSTON (CBS) – Whereas 1000’s took to the streets to protest the loss of life of George Floyd, just a few cops took to social media with controversial postings.
There was additionally a threatening Instagram message from a soldier with the Massachusetts Nationwide Guard that stated “you’re all silly I can’t wait to shoot you tomorrow night time “
Ed Davis, former Boston Police Commissioner and WBZ-TV safety analyst, calls it “a risk to commit against the law.”
“When a soldier says one thing like that publicly it’s harmful and a much bigger downside for the group, it needs to be stopped,” Davis stated.
That soldier is now beneath investigation and has been positioned on inactive standing.
In Chicopee Tuesday night time at a metropolis council assembly, Mayor John Vieau apologized after the police division’s public info officer Michael Wilk posted a remark that appeared to equate former NFL participant Colin Kaepernick taking a knee with the Minneapolis officers concerned within the loss of life of George Floyd.
Mayor Vieau stated, “Officer Wilk has been faraway from his place as PIO for Chicopee Police Division. Let me be very, very, clear racism has no place in our metropolis interval.”
Earlier within the day, the mayor of Salem put Captain Kate Stephens on administrative depart after she allegedly used the official division Twitter account to tweet disparaging feedback about Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker for permitting the protests.
“Many officers have stated to me over time effectively that’s my proper of free speech,” Davis stated. “However you don’t have a proper to impugn the repute of the group that you simply work for to the purpose the place the group now not trusts you. And in the event you do, the very best self-discipline might be imposed in opposition to you. You face self-discipline as much as the purpose of termination.”
Officer Wilk and Captain Stephens didn’t reply to our request for remark.
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