Ohioans for Concealed Carry is calling for Allen Schulman, Canton City Council President, to resign. This controversy comes after a video appeared of a Canton police officer threatening to shoot in the head a person who was legally carrying a gun.
After the video became viral, Allen Schulman publicly chastised those who complained about the officer’s behavior, and restated his opposition to the state’s CCW law.
The officer in the video, Daniel Harless, is on sick leave pending results of an internal investigation, but the group has also called for Harless to be fired.
In a statement, Ohioans for Concealed Carry has asserted that “the behavior of Harless has been roundly condemned by civil rights leaders, attorneys, law enforcement officers and administrators, law professors news commentators, and ordinary citizens across the country. Schulman, too, has been frequently named.”
The statement went on to say that the group was “dismayed that the city of Canton leaders have not responded to the crisis with the urgency it demands, and that organizations like ours have to call for a decision to be made.”
Schulman has stated that he will not resign and that those who were calling for his resignation did not elect him. His office has received many calls and emails from those who disagree.