Some Bakersfield cops had issues with a makeshift memorial for Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, because they dismantled it, much to the dismay of some residents.
Bakersfield resident held a vigil Saturday night, and various memorials were created to make the moment. The video shows an officer removing a memorial … folding up cardboard signs. A woman walks up to the cop to express her disapproval … this as the officer takes the signs and starts walking toward his cruiser. The woman repeatedly asks for his badge number, and he obliges.
She then asks the cop for the signs back, but he’s not having it. The PD tells TMZ the cardboard and candles were yanked because they were a fire hazard, adding, “This would not be the first time a vigil went up in flames so things have to be removed to avoid a fire.”
Memorials have popped up all over the country, in the wake of the 2 police shootings that left Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo dead. Former officer Kimberly Porter has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Wright. The officer who shot Toledo is getting support from his fellow officers, because Toledo had a gun and swung around as he dropped it before getting shot. Many people in the Chicago community believe it was a homicide.