Sgt. Edwin Raymond says that the New York Police Department blocked his promotion to lieutenant because of his support for Kaepernick’s protests, according to the New York Daily News.
The Daily News reports that Raymond scored No. 26 out of 1,325 sergeants on the lieutenants’ test, but that “questionable allegations” filed by commanding officers regarding Raymond’s response to two domestic complaints prevented him from being promoted to the rank.
“I did a press conference in support of Colin Kaepernick, using his status to put a spotlight on issues in policing that need to be fixed,” Edwin Raymond, 33, told the Daily News. “Because of the controversy a lot of cops criticized him. Me being aligned with him was seen as standing with the enemy.”
If the name Edwin Raymond sounds familiar, it’s because this sergeant has been mentioned in the news before, and he’s garnered a reputation as an “outspoken” NYPD sergeant.