Assistant police chief disciplined for posting Nazi insignia

KENT, Wash. (AP) — An assistant police chief in Kent, Washington, has been disciplined for posting a Nazi insignia on his office door and joking about the Holocaust. The Seattle Times reports that Assistant Chief Derek Kammerzell was given two weeks off without pay by Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla in July after an internal investigation concluded that Kammerzell knew the meaning of an insignia he posted above the nameplate on his office door in September 2020 — that of an SS “obergruppenfuhrer,” one of the senior-most ranks in the Third Reich.  The insignia was taken down after four days when a detective filed a complaint. Kammerzell told The Kent Reporter in an email last week that he is “deeply embarrassed by this incident.”