Former Kissimmee policeman Andrew Johnson lately sued the Kissimmee Police Division over what he considers to be a violation of his freedom of speech and wrongful termination. Johnson typically voices his considerations and political beliefs on Fb on points reminiscent of Black Lives Matter and even former President Donald Trump.
One submit particularly caught the attention of the division:
“The silent majority will rise!! Day one of many Revolutionary Conflict!! Cling on, it’s solely simply begun,” Johnson wrote in a submit that appeared to assist the Capital riots.
“From roughly August 2020 till early January 2021, Johnson, who’s of the Christian faith, pro-life, Republican, and pro-gun, posted his opinions on his non-public (private) Fb web page as a non-public citizen on issues of public concern,” his lawsuit mentioned. “Johnson’s Fb Posts didn’t intervene together with his capacity to work together together with his coworkers, residents of Kissimmee, or in any other case intervene together with his job duties as a KPD police officer.
Critics of Johnson say his submit served to bolster the already violent environment of January 6, 2021 whereas supporters level to his assertion’s about revolution as merely a metaphor.
His profession additionally included 17 years within the U.S. Military as a navy police officer.