The Madison Lake Police Chief is supposed to represent and serve a diverse community. The ACLU is calling for him to be investigated for the video he posted on Facebook. A police chief is given tremendous power, they carry a weapon and should be a neutral law enforcement officer who serves and protects the entire community.
The video circulated by the media displays clear animus towards immigrants and people of color speaking languages other than English. The people in Madison Lake and the surrounding areas should give real pause before driving through a community where leadership espouses such offensive views. The people who live there deserve better.
Public Employees do have a First Amendment right to freedom of speech when they are speaking on matters of public concern. But, when the employee's speech interferes with their ability to do their job the speech can be punished.
We sent a letter to the Mayor and City Administrator calling for an investigation.