Chapman resignation: Former Portsmouth councilman Mark Whitaker weighs in

Updated : Oct 15, 2019 in Articles

Chapman resignation: Former Portsmouth councilman Mark Whitaker weighs in


(ANITA) ALSO TONIGHT– THE CONTROVERSY GROWING OVER THE DEPARTURE OF PORTSMOUTH’S POLICE CHIEF. (TOM) TONYA CHAPMAN IS NOW WEIGHING IN HERSELF– IN A FOUR PAGE LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY. IN IT– CHAPMAN SAYS HER RESIGNATION WAS NOT OF HER DOING. SHE ALSO TOUTS HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS– AND TALKS ABOUT PUSHBACK SHE RECEVIED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT. NOW THE N-A-A-C-P IS COMING OUT IN HER DEFENSE. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S ANDY FOX NOW– WITH WHAT HE’S BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS. ANDY? (ANDY) THIS IS THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT IN DOWNTOWN PORTSMOUTH. THE PEOPLE DOWN HERE SUPPORT THE FORMER POLICE CHIEF AND SO DOES AN OUTSPOKEN FORMER COUNCILMAN (ANDY FOX REPORTING) (NAT SD FROM NEWSER) THAT WAS FEB. 22 2016 NEWLY SWORN IN PORTSMOUTH POLICE CHIEF TONYA CHAPMAN FULL OF HOPE AND PROMISE THREE YEARS LATER SHE CLAIMS IN THIS LETTER FORCED TO RESIGN. “NOT TENDERED UNDER MY OWN VOLITION.. THIS WAS A FORCED RESIGNATION AND OUR CITY MANAGER WAS THE CONDUIT.” FORMER CITY COUNCILMAN MARK WHITAKER SAYS THE RESIGNATED WAS FORCED BY COUNCIL AND THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE (9THERE WAS NO SICEINTIFC COUNCIL EXCEUTED THEIR DESIRE)) 11 CHAPMAN CONTINUES “SHE BEGAN TO READ A SCRIPTED DOCUMENT I HAD LOST THE CONFIDENCE OF MY DEPARTMENT.” ACCORDING TO THE LETTER “I HAD NUMEROUS CONVERSATIONS OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS ABOUT THE ACTIONS OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS IN MY DEPARTMENT TRYING TO GET A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE.” ((THE FOP HAD AN ISSUE WITH HER DIVERSITY OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND DESICPLING OFFICERS THEY EXPRESSED THAT TO MEMBERS OF COUNCIL AND MEMBERS OF COUCL EXPERESSED THAT TO DR. PATTON OUR CITY MANAGER AND SHE FORCED ANY ISSUE.” “SHE THEN SAID IF I SIGNED I WOULD RECEIVE TWO MONTHS SEVERANCE PAY…AFTER SIGNING THE LETTER UNDER DURESS, SHE THEN STATED IT WAS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.” NO COMMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO’VE BEEN WARNED NOT TO TALK BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE LITIGATION IN THE FUTURE. ((ON THIS THEY SHOULD BE COMMENTING BECAUSE THIS IS TRAGEDY A GREVIOUS RACIST ACT THAT HAS OCCURED AND ONE OF THEM SHOULD SIT BACK AND ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN)) RUNS: 08 (ANDY) MY COLLEAGUE BRETT HALL WILL HAVE A FULL REPORT ON THIS RALLY FOR THE FORMER CHIEF ON FOX 43 AT 6:30 (TOM) BRETT HALL WILL ALSO WRAP

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  • Her resignation is looong overdue. Racism in Portsmouth no longer exists as every white person who does not like blacks have long moved from the most violent city in the 4 city arena. The whites who remain must have a quest to help blacks who are in denial & almost daily read that blacks continues shooting blacks.

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