The Idaho deputy marshal is collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations after he was reportedly fired after a viral video on TikTok mocking LeBron James Ames over a police shooting.
Belvio officials have not yet said whether the MP was suspended, but the GoFundMe page on the account created on behalf of Nate Silvester says he was. The donation bill exceeded $ 210,000 on Friday afternoon. The page does not indicate whether he is still working in the department.
Calls and emails to Bell Mayor Ned Burns and emails sent to Marshal Minde Hale in Bell on Friday were not immediately returned. Facebook message and email. The mail was not immediately returned to Silvester either.
Burns told the Idaho Mount Express in Ketchum that at least one official citizen had filed a complaint against Sylvester. Burns told the newspaper he could not say whether the MP had been suspended.
Idaho State Police, which oversees the state’s Officer Standards Officer Training Division, said Friday that Sylvester is not under investigation.
The GoFundMe account includes three Silvester videos thanking donors. In one of them, Sylvester says he wants people to stand up on behalf of law enforcement.
“We will no longer tolerate being attacked or abused or insulted in the LM,” said Sylvester.
Last week, Sylvester posted a video on TikTok criticizing James Ames for his comments on the Los Angeles Lakers after the shooting in Ohio. Ohio Ames tweeted, “YOU ARE A #HORD #RESPONSIBILITY” after a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, shot dead 16-year-old Machi Bryant, who is SJ. The tweet also referred to Derek Shovin, a police officer convicted of killing George Floyd Floyd in Minneapolis.
After Columbus was filmed, police released a video of the body camera showing Bryant attacking another black man with a knife.
James Ames later deleted his tweet. He was subsequently investigated by police. In an interview with Fox News, Los Angeles Police Council member Jam Amy McBride called on the NBA to investigate James Ames.
In the Sylvester viral video, he sits in the driver’s seat of his patrol car, asking an imaginary person to get a knife out of the car, not to stab anyone else before he pretends to call James James. The NBA star tells him not to shoot the striker because he is black.
“I mean, it doesn’t make sense at all, but for once, you’re really good at basketball, so I guess I’ll do what you say,” Sylvester said before running away.
After garnering several million views of the video, Bellu Marshall’s office said in a statement on Tuesday that Sylvester’s statements: “DOES NOT represent the office of Marshall Bell.” The Marshall Office added that the issue was being resolved internally. Եւ Sylvester’s actions are not how the office expects MPs to work on duty or during city time.
“The office of Bello Marshall always demands that our MPs communicate with our citizens in a friendly and professional manner,” the ministry said in a statement.
Sylvester has previously posted many other videos on his TikTok page, including one in which he ignores an imaginary fight outside his patrol car. screen:
In both videos, Sylvester defends former Brooklyn-based police officer Kim Potter, who was charged with second-degree murder after Downt Wright’s death. Potter reportedly confused his pistol with his Taser before confusing the weapon.
As of Friday, Sylvester’s video about Sil Ames had nearly 5 million views.