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Washington officer placed on leave after urging police not to enforce stay-at-home orders
A Port of Seattle police officer is facing disciplinary action after his post on social media in which he suggested that his fellow law enforcement officers around the U.S. should avoid enforcing stay-home orders issued by their jurisdictions.
Officer Greg Anderson's nearly nine-minute video post on his Instagram page touched a nerve and went viral. Anderson has refused requests by his superiors to delete the post and is now being accused of insubordination,
He said he has no regrets about his post, and has doubled down on his message.
“I don’t want to see the citizens get to a point where we have to defend our Constitutional rights against the government,” Anderson said in the social media post.
Port of Seattle officials declined to answer questions about Anderson or his situation. In a statement, however, the agency said, "The officer is currently on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. The Port does not comment on pending personnel matters.”
Anderson said he is now preparing for his disciplinary hearing in the next couple days, which could determine his future with the Port of Seattle Police Department.
In a Tuesday afternoon Facebook post, Port police Chief Rod Covey said: "I hired Greg, and he and I have always had a mutually respectful relationship. That respect continues to this day. He is clearly a good police officer and an exceptional American. That said, as a police officer wearing one of our uniforms, his right to speech has limitations on which he has been well-trained and that he has understood since joining the policing profession. Greg has always had the ability to express his opinions on what is going on in the country like all other Americans. However, he is not allowed to do so while on duty, wearing our uniform, wearing our badge and while driving our patrol car."
Anderson said after weeks of watching police officers across the nation arrest or fine people for violating quarantine orders, Anderson said he had had enough.
“I’m just asking people to look inside themselves and do what they’re comfortable with,” he said.
“I’m seeing people arrested or cited for going to church. I don’t know what crime people are committing for doing nails in their own house. We have to ask ourselves as officers, is what I am doing right?”
Although enforcement of Washington state's stay-home order has been minimal to date, Anderson said if it does happen on a wide scale, he would urge his fellow officers not to comply, which got the attention of his chief.
“I don’t have a bad thing to say about the Port of Seattle,” Anderson said.
When asked if he believes Gov. Inslee is doing anything right to keep people safe in Washington state, he said, "Like I said before, I’m going to let my message speak for itself.”
Inslee on Tuesday announced a new contact tracing effort to help limit the spread of the virus.
While Anderson has his critics, he says surprisingly, most of his supporters are fellow law enforcement officers.
“I’ve been getting contacted by police officers all over the country saying, 'thank you,'” he said.
While on administrative leave, Anderson said he is focusing on other endeavors, like his Jiu Jitsu academy in Lake Stevens. He said he is also considering a career with other law enforcement agencies.
“We’ll see how it all shakes out,” he said.
A GoFundMe site has been launched in support of Anderson, and it has raised about $300,000 as of Tuesday.