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City Council Controversy

Office of the Mayor

Carly Brucato-Angel

4/13/19

To: Chief of Police Governor Subject: Violations of On-Duty Policy and Procedures by Seargent Roman Ramirez

Chief, Governor.

Tonight, Sgt Ramirez violated multiple policies of Police Departments nationwide. While in uniform, on-duty, Sgt Ramirez made insulting and critical comments about the Mayor of the City. You would first think, this is protected speech. However, the Supreme Court has ruled:

" Supreme Judicial Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. in McAuliffe v. New Bedford (1892): “The petitioner may have a constitutional right to talk politics, but he does not have a constitutional right to be a policeman.” "

This has been both quoted and noted multiple times by multiple courts.