Bellevue officer at center of dismissed controversial video
BELLEVUE, Idaho (KLIX) – The city of Bellevue has announced that the deputy marshal at the center of a controversial video critical of a professional basketball player has been sacked.
Bellevue City Mayor Ned Burns posted a statement on the city’s social media account claiming Deputy Marshal Nate Silvester was fired on May 27. The mayor said the dismissal was linked to the week of May 20, when Deputy Silvester was on duty. “Deputy Marshal Silvester violated several clearly established City of Bellevue and State of Idaho police policies,” Mayor Burns wrote. The mayor said MP Silvester was on probation for his previous policy violation and was on a final change deal with his superiors. “The policy violations have nothing to do with the tone or content of his speech he posts online. He was not fired for the content of his speech; he was fired for not having followed a clearly established and well established policy, ”Mayor Burns continued by saying.
Deputy Silvester uploaded a video of him criticizing professional basketball player LeBron James. This is all linked to the shooting in April of a teenage girl who attempted to stab another person and was shot dead by Ohio policeman. the video deputy silvester fact has gone viral.
Mayor Burns said the decision to terminate Silvester was solely that of Marshal Bellvue’s office and not of city council or himself. However, he said he and the council supported the decision made by the Marshal’s office. A GoFundMe.com Account was made in support of MP Silvester when he was first placed on probation. According to the minutes, Silvester intends to donate some of the money to charity.