A high-ranking police officer in Virginia was fired after his anonymous $25 donation to Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal defense fund was revealed following a suspicious data breach at GiveSendGo, a Christian crowdfunding website.
On Tuesday, Norfolk City Manager Chip Filer announced that he had fired Lt. William Kelly on the recommendation of the city’s police chief.
“I have reviewed the results of the internal investigation involving Lt. William Kelly. Chief Larry Boone and I have concluded Lt. Kelly’s actions are in violation of City and departmental policies,” Filer said in a statement.
“His egregious comments erode the trust between the Norfolk Police Department and those they are sworn to serve. The City of Norfolk has a standard of behavior for all employees, and we will hold staff accountable.”
JUST IN: @NorfolkPD Lt. William Kelly has been “relieved of duty” – he’s the officer accused of donating to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund.