Iowa police chief suspended after telling motorists to ‘Hit the Gas’ on protestors

An Iowa police chief has been suspended for two weeks without pay for telling motorists to run down protestors.

In a unanimous vote, the Sioux Rapids City Council on Monday issued the suspension to Chief Tim Porter in connection with a June 21st post he’d made on Facebook. Commenting on a video that showed a truck plowing into a group of protestors in Des Moines, Porter wrote, “Hit the gas and hang on over the road bumps!”

In addition to the suspension, Porter has been ordered to enroll in a sensitivity training class.

Should Porter have lost his job? Does this issue go beyond the tasteless comment Porter made?