Police Chief Forced To Retire After Calling Black Lives Matter A Terrorist Group
A controversial Facebook post by a North Carolina police chief calling the “Black Lives Matter” movement a “terrorist group” has led to his retirement, according to WWAY.
Via My Fox 8:
An emergency town meeting was called Tuesday by Surf City’s mayor to discuss personnel concerns. The meeting came after a post made on social media by Police Chief Mike Halstead on Sept. 3.
In the post, that has since been deleted or made private, Halstead voiced his concerns over the “Black Lives Matter” movement, going as far as to say it “is nothing more than an American born terrorist group.”
Halstead also said in the Facebook post that the government should “step up and put a stop to this.”
Town Manager Larry Bergman told WWAY that the post was in reference to a recent event.
“He felt pretty passionate about it,” Bergman told the station. “Someone had just been murdered in Texas and it was in relation to that incident.”
Council voted to accept Halstead’s retirement, which is effective immediately. Halstead will be paid 60 days severance.
Bergman said the post violated a policy regarding how the chief is supposed to present himself.
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