Officer in CT Retires Amid Alleged Connection to Far-Right Group
Why did Connecticut Police Officer Kevin Wilcox turn in his gun and badge and walk away?
Police officials in East Hampton, CT described Wilcox, who had been with the department since 1999, "a dedicated law enforcement officer." So why did he take early retirement?
The New Haven Register reports that concerns were raised by the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law about Wilcox's affiliation in a far-right group called the Proud Boys. Co-founder, Gavin McInnes described the group as a politically incorrect men's club for "western chauvinists" and deny allegations with far-right extremist groups that overtly espouse racist and anti-Semitic views.
Wilcox's Police Chief, Dennis Woessner stood behind his officer saying that Wilcox's Proud Boy's membership didn't violate department policies. The Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law adamantly disagreed saying,
It's important for us to know who else he may have influenced and how his superiors failed to catch his extremist ties.
Do you think Wilcox being 'forced' into early retirement was justified?