This is total BS. I hope the entire force gets the Blue Flu.
An Idaho law enforcement officer who gained notoriety for his TikTok videos has been fired from his job.
In a Facebook post Thursday morning, Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns wrote that Deputy Marshal Nate Silvester was terminated from the Bellevue City Marshal’s Office for “continued policy violations.”
According to Burns, Silvester violated “several” city and state policies on policing during the week of May 20. Because of previous policy violations, Silvester had been placed on a “last chance agreement” with his commanding officers.
“Because of his continued policy violations, the Marshal has terminated Mr. Sylvester effective May 27th, 2021,” Burns wrote.
The mayor said Silvester’s termination had nothing to do with his online posts that first landed him in the public eye.
“He was not terminated for the content of his speech; he was terminated for his failure to follow clearly laid out and well established policy,” Burns wrote.
The decision to fire Silvester was not made by the mayor or city council, but rather by the Bellevue Marshal’s Office. Burns wrote that he and the council are supportive of the decision made by City Marshal Mynde Heil.
Silvester gained notoriety after a video he posted to TikTok, a social media platform, was viewed millions of times. In it, Silvester is in his police uniform and sitting in his patrol car while he criticizes NBA star LeBron James by pretending to take a call from James.
The Los Angeles Laker tweeted a photo of Columbus, Ohio, police officer Nicholas Reardon after the officer fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who is Black, four times. In the since-deleted tweet, James wrote, “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.”
The tweet appeared to reference the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of murder for killing George Floyd. The verdict came just a day before the Ohio police shooting.