In India you dare not injure, hit, speak badly of cows. They’ll put you in jail.
Apparently, blacks are our sacred cows now.
As City Manager, Boganey controlled the police department.
Speaking earlier to reporters, he said the officer who shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright would get ‘due process’ after the shooting.
‘All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline,’ he said.
But the mayor, unhappy at the public disagreement quickly took the police department under his control and the Brooklyn Center City Council voted to fire Boganey, a longtime city employee, during an emergency meeting.
‘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.’
Mayor Elliott said city council had voted to give his office ‘command authority’ over law enforcement.
Elliott called the shooting ‘deeply tragic’ and said the officer should be fired.
‘We cannot afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people,’ he said. ‘We´re going to do everything we can to ensure that justice is done and our communities are made whole.’
This ‘will streamline things and establish a chain of command and leadership,’ he wrote on Twitter adding that the deputy city manager would take over Boganey’s duties.
Earlier on Monday, both Elliott and Boganey had addressed potential disciplinary action toward the officer involved in the shooting.
‘Let me be very clear – my position is that we cannot afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people in our profession,’ Elliott said. ‘I do fully support releasing the officer of her duties.’
Elliott noted that Boganey, as the city manager would have the authority to determine whether the officer would be fired.
Boganey then said he would take immediate action to remove the officer.
‘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.
‘If I were to say anything else, I would actually be contradicting the idea of due process.’
The police officer who fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city´s police chief said Monday, as police clashed with protesters for the second night in a row.
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting death Sunday of Wright as ‘an accidental discharge.’ It happened as police were trying to arrest Wright on an outstanding warrant.
Police had pulled Wright over for what they said were expired license plate tags; his family has denied that the tags were expired. When police ran his name, they realized he had an outstanding warrant, they said.
The warrant was for a misdemeanor charge of carrying a pistol without permit and misdemeanor fleeing police, NBC Minneapolis reported. His aunt has said the warrant was for ‘just some weed.’
When cops asked Wright to get out of the car, he did, but then got back into the car and tried to flee; that’s when Potter shot him. He was able to drive away for a time, until he crashed. Wright, who had a one-year-old son, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting sparked protests and unrest in a metropolitan area already on edge because of the trial of the first of four police officers charged in George Floyd´s death.
‘I´ll Tase you! I´ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!’ the officer is heard shouting on her body cam footage released at a news conference. She draws her weapon after the man breaks free from police outside his car and gets back behind the wheel.