Lt. William Kelly는 데이터 유출로 익명으로 기부 한 것으로 밝혀져 해고되었습니다. $ 25 Rittenhouse의 법률 기금에, 지난 여름 시위에서 두 남자를 살해 한 혐의로 기소 된 18 세.
He made the donation, along with a note of support proclaiming, “You’ve done nothing wrong,” 보고서에 따르면. The note went on to say, “Every rank and file police officer supports you.”
Kelly was relieved of duty after an internal investigation found he violated city and department policies by sending the donation and the note.
“His egregious comments erode the trust between the Norfolk Police Department and those they are sworn to serve,” City Manager Chip Filer 성명에서 말했다 4 월 20.
In an interview with Portsmouth’s WAVY-TV 화요일, Kelly called it “a simple donation.”
“They were simple words of encouragement from one person to another,” 그는 말했다. “I thought that my comments weren’t egregious … I didn’t think they were terrible. I didn’t think it was going to be that big of a deal.”
켈리, who went from beat officer to a lieutenant in Internal Affairs, has filed a grievance with the city to get his job back, 역에 따르면.
“I believe in America everyone is innocent until proven guilty,” 켈리가 말했다. “I believe there is a lot of video evidence that shows a case for self-defense and I think [리튼하우스] should have his day in court.”
Kelly and his attorney Raymond Hogge argued that a picture showed Chief Larry Boone marching in uniform with protesters while carrying a Black Lives Matter sign. When asked if Kelly felt there was a double standard, he said it was “inconsistent.”
“The only real justification that I see here is that the City of Norfolk and the chief want to look ‘woke,'” Hogge added. “This all about woke.”
Kelly noted he did regret using his city email to make the donation, 역에 따르면. He added it was wrong, but not a fireable offense.
Kelly’s hearing date has yet to be set, WAVY-TV보고.