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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:17 PM

East Hampton, CT Chief: Officer's Proud Boys membership didn't break policy

Source: Associated Press

Chief: Officer’s Proud Boys membership didn’t break policy

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
October 15, 2019

A Connecticut police officer’s membership in the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies, didn’t violate department policies, the town’s police chief has concluded in response to a civil rights group’s concerns.

The East Hampton officer, Kevin P. Wilcox, “stopped his association” with the Proud Boys in February, about five months before the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law inquired about his social media connections with other group members, Police Chief Dennis Woessner said.

In a letter to the Washington-based civil rights group, the police chief acknowledged that Wilcox had been a Proud Boys member and made online payments to a group leader. The rights group described those publicly visible, online transactions as monthly dues that helped fund the Proud Boys’ “violent or otherwise illegal” activities.

But the chief said he reviewed the matter, received an “explanatory report” from Wilcox and closed the department’s inquiry as being “unfounded,” with no evidence to support a policy violation. Wilcox “adamantly denies being associated with white supremacists’ groups,” the chief wrote in a letter dated Sept. 13.

Kristen Clarke, the civil rights group’s president and executive director, said she was “astounded” by the police chief’s refusal to take action against the officer.

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:38 PM

1. Thanks to tRUMP and the reTHUGS doing the Leningrad Limbo, the bar for decency and

acceptable behavior has been set lower and lower and there's not much more low to go.

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