According to the mayor, surveillance videos from the Sheffield Lake police station in Ohio show that long-time chiefs have printed a note labeled “Kuk Klux Klan” and placed it in a black policeman’s raincoat. I will.
Shefield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring said the police union had informed him of the incident that happened last week.Chief Anthony Campo was immediately taken off while waiting for a video review, Bring said. Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC..
“I didn’t want to hear about it,” Bring explained, explaining his conversation with Campo. “I said,’You took 10 minutes to leave your office. You already admit it. I want your keys and badges. That’s it. Get out.” “”
Mr Bring also said he met with police after the incident and apologized for Campo’s actions.
“Both of us were so emotional that it took us 10 minutes to talk to each other,” he said. “We talked about it, and he told me more about it, as we did. I was surprised. There is no word to explain how disgusting this is.”
The footage captured by the news station captured Campo, who stood on the department’s copier and placed a clan printout on the court. The KKK was a secret society organized in the South to claim white supremacy after the Civil War and often used violence.
Campo told WKYC in a telephone interview that he retired shortly after taking a vacation. According to the news station, he added that what was intended to be part of the off-color joke was “exaggerated” and paid great respect to the police officers he hired. ..
NBC News’ efforts to reach Campo and the police union on Saturday were unsuccessful.
Officials at Shefield Lake, a city about 25 miles west of Cleveland, have not disclosed the names of the police officers involved. According to Bring, police officers refuse to speak and hire lawyers for possible actions.
Campo spent 30 years in the police and became chief eight years ago.