This incident began on March 1, when Boulder Police Officer John Smith contacted Zayd Atkinson because he cleared the trash bin outside his home's home complex.
Atkinson was sitting in a partially enclosed yard where a private property sign was in front of him. Smyly said he was trying to determine if he had the right to be there
Then he submitted a request for a backup saying that the person was "non-cooperative and unwilling to place the odd object" by city.
This blunt object was a garbage grabber.
Internal affairs study report says Atkinson then walked. Smyly drew his task, then his rifle and pointed it down, but not Atkinson
The video of the observer was posted on the Internet and drew a direct obstacle, many pointing out that the police took the latest example of racial profiling. Later, the police department launched an internal incident investigation.
Officer resigns but will receive $ 69,000
The city states in a written statement that "Smyly is likely to have been stopped or possibly stopped."
But he was agreed with Boulder until he was disciplined. Smyly resigns, but "exhausts" her paid vacation. This means that by 2020 the city would February 9 Paying him about $ 69,000 is the official last business day.
City officials say this is the best option because the police department's collective agreement promotes a disciplinary appeal, which they say probably shook Smyly's shooting. In other words, Smyly would come back.
"The settlement allowed the city to provide community information faster," said Patrick von Keyserling, director of Boulder Communications. "He has moved from an official Smyly to a law enforcement career."
The lawyer says he's going to sue Boulder
Atkinson's lawyer didn't buy it and has strict words for Boulder. Siddhartha Rathod believes that, despite the findings of internal investigations, Smyly racistly profiled his client
And since Boulder refuses to ban a police officer, he raises the city.
"Boulder has left us no other choice," Rathod told CNN. "Boulder did not have the ability and the desire to eradicate racism and properly ban his officer."
Rathod says he's going to file a claim after he gets all the city and police records