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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Frederick police officer sues department, alleges retaliation after 'Blue Lives Matter' rally

A city of Frederick police officer has sued the department, saying that his supervisors retaliated against him for holding a “Blue Lives Matter” rally in the city last year.

Dan Sullivan, a Frederick police officer since 2004 and a former Green Beret, held the rally July 24, 2016, in Memorial Park in support of officers who had recently been killed in Dallas and in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Blue Lives Matter is a nationwide pro-law-enforcement movement created in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, which calls for accountability in police-involved shootings.

The $10 million lawsuit, filed July 7 in U.S. District Court, alleges that Sullivan's supervisors urged him to cancel the event and, after Sullivan held the rally anyway, they punished him by creating a hostile work environment. It names the city of Frederick, Frederick Police Department, Chief of Police Ed Hargis, Lt. Thomas Tokarz, and "John and Jane Doe" of the department as defendants.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I do take issue with any "(insert color here) lives matter" movements, period. Unless of course the first word is "All", since all of us are created equal.

I also take issue with this new flag flown by LEO's that is not an American Flag. If you can't Protect and Serve under my Red, White and Blue American flag, I don't want you around me and have no respect for you whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

10:02, if you can't support LEO's, I take issue with you flying our red, white, and blue.
Hope the good officer, former Green Beret wins against his candy a-s, so called superiors.

Anonymous said...

10:50 AM - The LEO's work for the people, not the other way around. I'll happily support the ones who treat ALL citizens equally and don't place themselves above the law.

Anonymous said...

Sue them personally homie get them where it hurts.

Anonymous said...

Blues Lives Matter are a terrorist organization

Anonymous said...

10:50, I only support LEO that work under the Red, White and Blue American flag. You must worship some other country. Stay off my path.
10:02.