June 15, 2020
By: Staff Report
TAMPA – After weeks of protests in and around the City of Tampa, calls for the removal of Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan are ramping up.
On Sunday, protesters demanded that Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, ‘Fire Chief Dugan.’
Yesterday, a petition started circulating social media channels with the hashtag #dumpdugan.
Mimi Larue from Tampa said, “Chief Dugan has been lying to the public about his use of force against protesters when there is clear evidence that Tampa PD used tear gas and rubber bullets. It’s time for Dugan to resign!”
The petition states, “We the community of Tampa Bay, call upon Mayor Jane Castor to release Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan from his station as police chief and officer on account of his brutal leadership directing officers to commit acts of violence & excessive force on peaceful protestors.”
As of Monday morning, the online petition has 215 signatures and states it will be hand-delivered to Castor.