Kenney: No Punishment Yet for City Attorney ID’d in Anti-Trump Vandalism
Mayor Jim Kenney said he will wait to determine a course of action regarding the city attorney who was allegedly caught photographing an accomplice’s anti-Donald Trump vandalism in Chestnut Hill in a video released earlier this week.
Police identified assistant city solicitor Duncan Lloyd in surveillance footage from November 25th, which officials released this past Tuesday. Lloyd is apparently the wineglass-toting man clad in an ascot and blazer, who appears to raise his cellphone to photograph his still-unidentified accomplice as the accomplice spray paints “Fuck Trump” on the side of an upscale grocery store.
Damage to The Fresh Market, located at 8200 Germantown Ave., could cost between $3,000 and $10,000, according to police.
“To my knowledge, Mr. Lloyd has already contacted the Philadelphia Police and is cooperating with them,” Kenney said in a statement provided to the magazine. “We will decide on a course of action once we obtain more information about the investigation and his role. But on its face, this video is deeply troubling. I don’t condone this hateful destruction of property in anyway.”
Speaking to other publications, Kenney said the incident was a “dumb mistake.”
The Philadelphia Republican Party has called for Lloyd’s firing. Chairman Joe DeFelice issued a statement shortly after Lloyd was identified.
“If the image of an upper-middle class city attorney clad in a blazer and sipping wine while vandalizing an upscale grocery store with an anti-Trump message strikes you as perhaps the most bourgeois sight imaginable, that’s because it is. Nothing can better represent the hysterical pearl-clutching of the ‘progressive’ elite in response to this earth-shattering election, when residents of Chestnut Hill and similar neighborhoods across the country discovered – gasp – that other people have a voice too. The assistant city solicitor in question had ostensibly taken the law into his own hands, since a democratic election didn’t yield his preferred outcome.
For somebody with extensive legal training to feel entitled to vandalize a newly opened super-market strikes us at the Philadelphia Republican Party as an astonishing feat of idiocy. Did the extra glass of Shiraz give him some sort of delusional confidence that there are no cameras on Germantown Ave? The taxpayers should be entrusting exactly none of our faith into this man. He should be fired from our city’s law department immediately.”
Lloyd could not be reached for comment. Police said this morning that no arrests have been made.
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