The Wichita police press release stated that Meredith Dowty, 59, is facing criminal threats from officials because the officials “were warned against Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple.” statement”.
Whipple told CNN that he is regularly threatened, but “the threat seems to be different.”
The mayor said he did not have a copy of the mail. However, he did recall that “this is anger at the mask decree we passed. The anger, I think it really is, for the entire Covid.”
He added: “Obviously, the person who sent the text message is angry, but it sounds very detailed.” “They want the address, my address.
He said: “And, this threat more specifically involves kidnapping me and cutting my throat.” “These are things I read. They are graphical.”
The Wichita Police Department statement did not elaborate on the alleged threat. It said the investigation is ongoing and will be submitted to the District Attorney.
The Wichita Eagle reported that Dowty was a retired city firefighter, and the city council was commended in 2008 for helping rescue a police officer who was shot dead on duty.