Two-week suspension for Sioux Rapids chief over social media post


June 30th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio 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 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 post, saying it was made on the wrong post.

After a closed session, the city council decided on two weeks suspension without pay and to have the council and Porter take a sensitivity course.