Amid a growing awareness of a recall effort aimed at Mayor Lauren McLean and Councilor Lisa Sanchez Boise coppers have gone on record denying any connection with the effort.
The Treasure Valley Fraternal Order of Police also denied involvement with recall of the Boise mayor. Just to show our support of law enforcement, the GUARDIAN also is not involved in any recall efforts.
The police union issued the following press release Thursday:
“Amid speculation, the Boise police union denies any involvement in recall efforts for City of Boise elected officials.
“The Boise chapter of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers has no affiliation with any recall effort,” said union President Chad Wigington.
“We will continue our positive working relationship with Mayor McLean and all members of the Boise City Council,” Wigington said. “We are one team, one city, with the common goal of making Boise the safest, most livable city in the country.”
FOP release follows…
Treasure Valley Fraternal Order of Police deny involvement with recall of Boise mayor
Boise, ID — The Idaho Statesman reported earlier this week regarding an effort to recall Boise City Mayor Lauren McLean. Rumor and speculation has mounted that the Fraternal Order of Police is part of those recall efforts. The Treasure Valley Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police denies these rumors.
When asked by the Idaho Statesman on Monday whether the FOP is involved in the recall effort, Lodge President Joe Andreoli responded in an email that neither the Idaho Treasure Valley Lodge #11, nor the Idaho State FOP, have any intention to seek a recall of Mayor McLean.
“The Treasure Valley FOP executive board had no knowledge that attorney Joe Filicetti was one of the organizers of the recall efforts until the Idaho Statesman reported it on Tuesday. Filicetti is not acting on behalf of the Treasure Valley FOP Lodge or the Idaho State FOP in his personal endeavor to recall Boise elected officials,” said Andreoli.
Filicetti has represented individual law enforcement officers who are members of the Treasure Valley FOP Lodge, but the selection of legal counsel is up to each individual officer. The Treasure Valley FOP Lodge does not engage Filicetti for legal services as an organization.
“We want to make it clear that the Treasure Valley FOP is not part of the current recall efforts of Mayor McLean and that Mr. Filicetti does not speak for our membership as a whole,” Andreoli said.
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