Surf City Barbers
Surf City Police Chief Mike Halstead's retirement ended up being approved Tuesday because of the city council during an emergency meeting.By Ashley MorrisStarNews Team
SURF CITY - Surf City Police Chief Mike Halstead's pension had been authorized Tuesday by city council during a crisis conference labeled as earlier by Mayor Zander man.
Halstead's retirement comes per day after the president of this state chapter associated with NAACP as well as other leaders said they certainly were satisfying recently to go over their response to a Twitter post written Sept. 3 by Halstead.
As Halstead stormed away from Surf City's Town Hall Tuesday, a citizen just who arrived to voice the woman help for him yelled out, "We give you support!"
"Well good, because no body else does, " Halstead stated as he marched from the home.
The council accepted Maj. Ron Shanahan because the interim chief plus the city also authorized severance purchase the following 60 days for Halstead until they can start collecting their your retirement pay.
The motion for Halstead's your retirement endorsement was produced by Councilman Donald Helms with a second by Mayor Pro-Tem Douglas Medlin.
Surf City Town Manager Larry Bergman stated Halstead had formerly informed the city however be retiring this year, but following the Sept. 3 Twitter post "town council, they concurred it is most likely an excellent move for the chief to think about (your retirement)."
Concerning the post
Halstead composed on their individual Facebook web page concerning the Black Lives situation activity, in which he places blame for present killings of police, just how so when he's trained his officials to react with force, and the competition issues in the united states. Bergman stated that post was at a reaction to the shooting loss of Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth, who was shot while pumping fuel near Houston.
Bergman stated after reading the post he had been maybe not concerned with Halstead's capability as a policeman, but said the town does expect even more interest surrounding Halstead's post. "it is a big concern nationwide, " Bergman said.
Within the 662-word post, the authorities chief, that has been with Surf City for 13 years as well as in police for longer than 35 years, stated the Ebony life Matter activity had been "nothing a lot more than an United states born terrorist group brought on by the lie of the fingers up don't capture through the criminal thug Michael Brown incident." He writes which he believes neither the government nor blacks in america would tolerate a white supremacist team marching through roads calling for "the murders of a race of individuals and a group of general public servants."
Halstead proceeded to say inside post he does not judge anybody by the colour of their skin, but by their particular actions, and said crooks tend to be crooks it doesn't matter what their professions, regardless of if they have been cops.
Then he continued the culprit the media's protection of police-on-civilian shootings for current murders of cops.
Department has recommendations
Bergman stated he talked to Halstead about the post after the StarNews delivered Bergman the post Monday. Bergman stated the town presently doesn't have any guidelines regulating a member of staff's use of social media marketing. Tuesday, Bergman discovered the Surf City Police division's personnel guidelines do include exactly how officials should present themselves on social networking.