Sioux Rapids police chief suspended for 2 weeks for referring to protestors as ‘road bumps’


SIOUX RAPIDS, Iowa (KTIV) -- The police chief for Sioux Rapids, Iowa, has been suspended for two weeks without pay after making a controversial comment on social media.

City leaders, in Sioux Rapids met Monday night to talk about that city's police chief in the wake of a comment he has admitted to making on Facebook.

In the Facebook post in question, Police Chief Tim Porter posted a comment to a story with video showing a truck driving through a crowd of protesters in Des Moines.

In all capital letters, Porter wrote, "…hit the gas and hang on over the road bumps."

In a statement, issued to KTIV that same day, Porter admitted he made the comment, and then apologized for it. Porter said he was on another post and "somehow it accidentally was posted on the wrong post."

Porter was criticized for the comment on social media.

Monday night, the Sioux Rapids City Council held a special meeting to evaluate Porter's action. The council voted, u... (Read more)

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