LeBron James viral TikTok video will get police officer fired
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has spoken often about political issues plaguing the United States. This has opened him up to be a target for those who disagree with his points of view.
The Lakers star came under fire in April for a post on Twitter that some believed was a threat to Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon. The said officer was involved in a violent encounter that resulted in the death of Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old black girl who reportedly assaulted others with a knife.
The divisive ordeal caught the attention of an Idaho politician, Nate Silvester, who posted a TikTok that openly mocked the Lakers star with a fake scenario in which a black man tried to stab another black man.
In case you missed it, cops are now trolling LeBron James on TikTok 😂
– Daily caller (@DailyCaller) April 26, 2021
From a report on KTVB7, the Bellevue Marshal’s Office, dated New Year’s Eve, released a statement deciphering the viral video directed at the Lakers star:
“The statements made do NOT represent the office of the Bellevue Marshal. The Bellevue Marshal’s office always requires our MPs to be friendly and professional with our citizens, ”said the office on the post addressed to LeBron James of Lakers.
After an internal investigation into the matter, the officer was finally released. The Bellevue Marshal’s Office made it clear that the content of the said item was not the reason for its removal, but rather “violated several clearly defined guidelines of the city and state police”.
Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns posted one final message on the city’s Facebook page on the matter.
“We wish Mr. Silvester all the best and ask for your calm and understanding”, Burns concludes with the said contribution.