An Idaho marshal’s deputy is under investigation after posting a video online last week mocking NBA star LeBron James for targeting an Ohio officer who fatally shot a teen attempting to stab another.
The Bellevue Marshal’s Office posted a statement to Facebook on Tuesday condemning Deputy Nate Silvester for a TikTok mocking James. The law enforcement officer had filmed a mock disturbance call during which he asked James for permission to intervene in an imaginary knife fight between two black men.
“The Bellevue Marshal’s Office is aware of the extreme controversy regarding Deputy Marshal Silvester’s viral TikTok. The statements made do NOT represent the Bellevue Marshal’s Office. The Bellevue Marshal’s Office always demands that our Deputies engage with our citizens in a friendly and professional manner. This is NOT how we expect our Deputies to act on duty or use city time. This is a personnel issue that is being dealt with internally,” the marshal’s office said. “We would like to