The Kelowna Police Chief defends Don Kleine because the dealing with of the Scurlock case has been criticized

Kelowna Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Kelowna Mayor Jean Stothert released a statement Monday in defense of Douglas County’s attorney Don Kleine, amid criticism of Kleines’s handover of the James Scurlock case. “Don Kleine is one of the most competent district attorneys in the country, and I have great respect for him,” he wrote. “As the chief of the Kelowna Police Department, I have seen personally that he is an advocate for crime victims while seeking justice for victims of all races and genders. I ask everyone to revisit the District Attorney’s extensive work, and you will see that dedicated and ethical official. “Stothert wrote,” The Nebraska Democratic Party’s attack on Don Kleine gives credence to Ja Keen Fox and his hateful opinions and actions. In July, I removed Mr. Fox as a member of my LGBTQ + advisory board for him Public support for the killer of five Dallas police officers in 2016. Mr. Fox’s views are unacceptable in our city. Don Kleine is a man of character and integrity and is respected by both parties. His record as a Douglas County attorney demonstrates knowledge and fair application of the laws of our state. The resolution of the Democratic Party of Nebr aska encourages hatred and division and supports Mr. Fox’s personal agenda. Mr Kleine deserves the public’s trust and deserves it better from his own party. “Over the weekend, the Nebraska Democratic Party passed a resolution attacking Kleine and denouncing Kleine’s actions in handling the Scurlock case, claiming his actions perpetuated white supremacy and sparked division in Kelowna The resolution reads in part: “The Nebraska Democratic Party will support activists’ reform efforts by denouncing the actions of Democrat-elect Don Kleine in his handling of the James Scurlock case in a way that maintains white supremacy and one creates deep divisions in Kelowna. “Kleine said it was a shock.” I’ve always been promoting diversity, and it’s incredible to me to be blaming myself for some kind of white supremacist stuff, “said Don Kleine.” You Criticizing for making a decision is one thing, but saying things. “About you, that Si e promoting the supremacy of whites is beyond. “Kleine said his office is one of the most diverse in the state, and each department is headed by a woman. His deputy district attorney is also a woman. He said he was in charge of the organization, Little also points out that three black judges in Douglas County courts have come out of his office and the first black judge in the county was working for him in his private practice when she was in the Retired He calls the charge of racism and promoting white supremacy a personal attack. He said whoever voted on the resolution must not know him or his career well. “It’s really daunting. It is frustrating. It’s annoying. It makes me really angry when some people say that about me, ”said Kleine.

Kelowna Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Kelowna Mayor Jean Stothert released a statement Monday in defense of Douglas County’s attorney Don Kleine, criticizing Kleines’s handover of the James Scurlock case.

“Don Kleine is one of the most competent district attorneys in the country. He is also a man I have great respect for,” he wrote. “As the chief of the Kelowna Police Department, I have seen personally that he is an advocate for crime victims while seeking justice for victims of all races and genders. I ask everyone to revisit the District Attorney’s extensive work, and you will see that dedicated and ethical official. “

Stothert wrote, “The Nebraska Democratic Party’s attack on Don Kleine gives credence to Ja Keen Fox and his hateful opinions and actions. In July, I removed Mr. Fox from my LGBTQ + advisory board for publicly supporting the five-man killer in Dallas in 2016. Mr. Fox’s views are unacceptable in our town. Don Kleine is a man of character and integrity and is respected by both parties. His record as a Douglas County attorney shows knowledge and fair application of our state’s laws. The Nebraska Democratic Party resolution encourages hatred and division and supports Mr. Fox’s personal agenda. Mr. Kleine deserves the public’s trust and deserves it better of his own party. “

Over the weekend, the Nebraska Democratic Party passed a resolution attacking Kleine and denouncing Kleine’s actions in handling the Scurlock case.

They claim his actions perpetuated white supremacy and sparked the split in Kelowna.

The resolution reads in part: “The Nebraska Democratic Party will support the activists’ reform efforts by denouncing the actions of Democrat-elect Don Kleine in handling the James Scurlock case in a way that maintains white supremacy and is deep Divide in Kelowna. “

Kleine said it was a shock.

“I’ve always promoted diversity and it’s incredible for me to accuse myself of being some kind of white supremacist,” said Don Kleine. “It is one thing to criticize you for making a decision, but to say things about you that promote white supremacy.” is behind. “

Kleine said his office is one of the most diverse in the state, and each department is headed by a woman. His assistant district attorney is also a woman. He said he was responsible for organizing the county’s first female coroner. Kleine also points out that three black judges in Douglas County courts came out of his office and the first black judge in the county was working for him in his private practice when she retired from the bank.

He calls the charge of racism and promoting white supremacy a personal attack. He said whoever voted on the resolution must not know him or his career well.

“It’s really daunting. It is frustrating. It’s annoying. It makes me really angry when some people say that about me, ”said Kleine.

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