An Idaho marshal’s deputy has been fired after posting a video online which mocked NBA star LeBron James for targeting an Ohio officer who fatally shot a teen attempting to stab another girl.
Deputy Nate Silvester was fired Thursday for “continued policy violations” after a “last-chance agreement” with his superior officers, said Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns, the New York Post reported.
“The decision was solely made by the command structure within the Bellevue Marshals office and was not influenced in any way by me or by the City Council,” the mayor added.
In a statement released on Facebook, the city claimed Silvester “was not terminated for the content of his speech; he was terminated for his failure to follow clearly laid out and well established policy.”
In April, Silvester mocked James for seemingly doxxing and threatening a police officer who saved a young black girl’s life via a now-viral TikTok video mocking the athlete’s rationale.
“So you don’t care if a black person kills another black