Police Chief Resigns After Calling #BlackLivesMatter Terrorist Group
The North Carolina police chief stepped down after he referred to Black Lives Matter as a terrorist group in a Facebook post.
According to Town Manager Larry Bergman, the post was in response to a recent event.
“He felt pretty passionate about it,” Bergman said. “Someone had just been murdered in Texas and it was in relation to that incident.”
Halstead’s retirement was accepted by the town council, and is effective immediately. He will be paid 60 days severance. The Post, according to Bergman, violated a department policy relating to how the chief presents himself publicly.
“Personal postings are not allowed,” Bergman said.