Orlando police Chief Val Demings is threatening to sue one of her critics for creating a Web site that criticizes her performance.This is the internet age. Public officials are subject to being criticized on the web. Get over it.
Valdemings.com is run by Ezell "Easy" Harris, a frequent critic of Demings', and contains a disclaimer stating the chief has no association with the site.
Demings' attorney, Griffith J. Winthrop III, accuses Harris in an April 17 letter of "maligning" and defaming the chief. The letter also says Harris violated the law by using her "persona" and identity and claims Harris' behavior is "malicious."
Demings is demanding that the Web site be taken down and threatens to sue Harris if he refuses.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Web critic angers Police Chief
A Florida newspaper reports: