Chief fires cop for arresting Melvin ‘walking while black’

print Chattanooga police officer David Campbell has been fired over his false arrest of Hanson Melvin, 27, of Hixson in a police encounter of “walking while black.” Chief Fred Fletcher agreed with the accusations made by Mr. Melvin in an internal affairs division complaint against officer Campbell, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, which broke the story today. By David Tulis / Noogaradio 1240 AM 101.1 FM The firing occurred Thursday Feb. 16. The dismissal is based on a second incident, too, that being misuse of a police car. Mr. Campbell arrested Mr. Melvin in May as the father … Continue reading Chief fires cop for arresting Melvin ‘walking while black’