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A Cop that went viral on Tik Tok for pretending to call LeBron James before responding to a distress call was placed on a leave of absence but has now been reinstated and even got a book deal, according to The Daily Wire.
Officer Nate Silvester signed a book deal with Di Angelo Publications.
The book will be titled, “Never Off Duty.”
In the Tik Tok video, Silvester says, “So you don’t care if a black person kills another black person, but you do care if a white cop kills a black person, even if he’s doing it to save the life of another black person?”
“I mean, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but then again, you are really good at basketball, so I guess I’ll take your word for it.”
Silvester was publicly condemned by the Bellevue Marshal’s Office.
The officer was suspended without pay.
“The Bellevue Marshal’s Office is aware of the extreme controversy regarding Deputy Marshal Silvester’s viral TikTok.”
“The statements made do NOT represent the Bellevue Marshal’s Office.”
“The Bellevue Marshal’s Office always demands that our Deputies engage with our citizens in a friendly and professional manner.”
“This is NOT how we expect our Deputies to act on duty or use city time. This is a personnel issue that is being dealt with internally.”
“We would like to thank everyone that took the time to reach out to us.”
“We greatly value our relationship within our wonderful community.”
A GoFundMe account for the officer has reached almost $500,000.
Silvester claims that he will be giving some of the money to First Responders Children’s Foundation.
“I started this GoFundMe to help out my friend Nate due to his suspension without pay over a viral TikTok.”
“As I stated originally, the future of his job is still unclear, so I started this GoFundMe to help him.”
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In a video post reacting to the outpouring of support, Silvester heaped praise on those backing law enforcement during these times where officers are routinely vilified.
“The vast majority of people in our country are amazing, decent, honest, compassionate, generous people. We just don’t get to hear from these people very often,” he said.
“Americans still love their police officers, they still love their men and women in blue, and you guys have made that resoundingly clear.”