Stamford Board of Reps VOTE NO For Police Chief Nominee Christopher Murtha

Stamford Board of Reps VOTE NO For Police Chief Nominee Christopher Murtha

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Bonnie Kim Campbell started this petition to Stamford Board of Representatives, Mayor David Martin

1. Nominee Christopher Murtha is named in a extremely serious federal lawsuit for racial discrimination in his present police department in Prince George's County, Maryland. The suit is brought  by the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Assoc., United Black Police Officers Assoc. and supported by the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs as well as the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and the private firm of Arnold & Porter.

2. Complaint Allegations:

.referring to People of Color within the community as “nxxxxs,” “coons,” “African mother f-ers,” and “whores.”
· referring to PGPD officers and employees as “nxxxxxs and spics,”“baboon,”“ape,”and “African Queen”;
· circulating pictures of a Hispanic commander dressed up as a voodoo doll with derogatory comments;
· giving a training dummy a black face and Afro wig;
· sending an African-American officer a package with racist emails;
· circulating text messages expressing the desire to reinstitute lynching;
· circulating racist images and racially insensitive 

3. Residents of Stamford as well as concerned Black Officers & Friends of the Stamford Police Department do not want the risk or potential liability to Stamford and its police departments if there is a conviction.

4. 0n March 7, 2019, Mayor Martin release a statement in regards to member of the Board of Reps. alleged racial Facebook posts that, " Our community exixts in defiance of the prejudicial beliefs that erroneously claim communities like ours cannot flourish." He went on to say, " I don't believe ... prejudice has a place in our city and we cannot allow these beliefs to become representation of our community." (Referring to racially prejudiceFacebook posts). 

If he believed that truly we would not even know Mr. Murtha's name because of the legal situation he finds himself in.

5.  We petition the Mayor also to withdraw completely his nominee and seek a new candidate without this burden.

6. We petition the Board to VOTE NO for this nominee on August 5, 2019 and every other time it is tendered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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