Police union president weighs in on City Hall chaos with post about 'true divider'

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Police union president Dan Hils posted to Facebook on Wednesday to address the recent chaos at City Hall.

Below, you can read his statement in full, in which he references a "true divider" more than once:

Divisive- Tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people.

The statement comes as City Manager Harry Black says he's here to stay, while Mayor John Cranley says it's time to resign.

Mayor accuses city manager of 'abusive,' 'retaliatory' behavior

Cranley called Wednesday a sad day for the city. He said Black needs to resign, "based on a pattern of behavior over several years that has been abusive, and in some cases retaliatory, threatening, and unprofessional."

Cranley says one example of Black's bad behavior is making angry, late-night calls to department heads who are afraid to come forward.

"I am very worried that a number of employees, right now, between now and the process will suffer from retaliation and I call upon city council and the city manager to take no actions, no personnel actions during this difficult time," Cranley said.

Black said the forces that are out there are going to continue to do what they are doing.

"They will basically use innuendo, greatly embellishing what might be factual as a means of tarnishing my character and my reputation," he said.

Cranley cannot fire the city manager alone, he would have to convince at least five council members to do so.

Also Wednesday, the Cincinnati Sentinels Police Association said it fully supports the City Manager and everything he has done.

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