We are really going over the slide in the case of the shooting of Daunte Wright.
First, the facts are still evolving but it appears to have been an accidental shooting, with a cop thinking she was pulling her taser instead of her gun. How that could even happen is hard to understand. But whatever the facts, there has to be an investigation and the police officer is entitled to due process because that’s our system, that’s what we’re all supposed to believe in. Or at least it used to be that way.
That what Curt Boganey, the city manager of Brooklyn Center, understood the process to be in his city.
“All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline,” Boganey said. “This employee will receive due process and that’s really all that I can say today.”
When pressed on whether he personally felt the officer should be fired, Boganey again called for due process.
“If I were to answer that question, I’d be contradicting what I said a moment ago — which is to say that all employees are entitled to due process and after that due process, discipline will be determined,” Boganey said. “If I were to say anything else, I would actually be contradicting the idea of due process.”
But Mayor Mike Elliot disagreed saying that he thought the officer should be immediately fired. But because of the nature of the construct of their system, the decision on personnel fell to the city manager.
So Elliott relieved him of his duties and the city council voted to fire him during an emergency meeting. They also gave the mayor command authority over the police department.
“Effective immediately our city manager has been relieved of his duties, and the deputy city manager will be assuming his duties moving forward,” Elliott wrote on Twitter. “I will continue to work my hardest to ensure good leadership at all levels of our city government.”
One council member said she fired the city manager despite the fact he did a “great job” because she didn’t want reprisals from the protesters. “I didn’t want repercussions at a personal level.”
Getting rid of the city manager was apparently demanded by the ‘activists.’
Mayor says city manager has been fired. This was one of the requests from activists today. They said the city manager was responsible ramping up violence at protests last night. https://t.co/6rk875E2nR
— Andy Mannix (@AndrewMannix) April 12, 2021
So we no longer have due process; if anyone stands up for it, they’re gone and politicians throw their oaths under the table out of fear of violent rioters.
This is a very scary time we are in.
If calling for due process is a fireable offense by a public agency, the Constitution is dead in all but namehttps://t.co/H8WsdBDVxu
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 13, 2021
How’d that work out? Did that calm the activists? Fat chance.
Brooklyn Center Police are now firing tear gas and flash bangs at protesters gathered outside of the police station.
This is on the mayor now, he fired the city manager so he could be in charge of the police. pic.twitter.com/P2r2dhm0GH
— TheSadTruth💙 (@ReportsDaNews) April 13, 2021