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Sioux Rapids Police Chief Suspended Over Social Media Post

Sioux Rapids, Iowa — The Sioux Rapids City Council has decided on disciplinary action for their Chief of Police over a comment he made on social media.

Chief Tim Porter posted a comment on an image of a pickup truck attempting to drive through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Des Moines. It read: “Hit the Gas and Hang on over the speed bumps.” Porter later apologized for the comment, saying it was made on the wrong post.

After a closed session Monday night, the city council decided to suspend Porter, without pay, for two weeks. Porter, and the council, will also take a sensitivity course.

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