Former Chicago police commander Melvin Roman condemned management in a resignation letter handed in Wednesday, months after he was demoted following protests outdoors of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s residence that blocked site visitors.

Roman was commander of the 14th district, the district the place Lightfoot’s house is situated, earlier than he was relegated to the place of captain and then reassigned to co-commander of the twentieth district, CWBChicago reported

“After over 31 years with the Chicago Police Department, my career has come to an end. I find contemplating retirement similar to contemplating life in general,” Roman wrote. “…I will always be proud to say that I was a Chicago Police Officer, although I cannot be proud of our current Department.”

A Chicago Police officer monitors the scene after a shooting in Chicago, Illinois, on March 14, 2021.  (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP)

A Chicago Police officer screens the scene after a capturing in Chicago, Illinois, on March 14, 2021.  (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP)

He added that in his greater than three a long time on the department, there’s an apparent lack of belief and infighting, including that the administration “listens to no one.”

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“Officers are the most important aspect of our mission,” Melvin wrote. “They must have trust and faith in us as supervisors to leave the station and fulfill the missions we decide and they do that because they respect and have faith in the MEN AND WOMEN who lead, NOT the rank! This is a fact that some will never understand.”

Police secure the crime scene following a shooting at a tow company garage.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police safe the crime scene following a capturing at a tow firm storage.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Supervisors on the CPD, in line with Melvin, “have had the benefit of some of the most prestigious leadership training and still do not know the most fundamental traits of a leader.”

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“Some will claim they do care and maybe they do, but if your outward demeanor exemplifies disdain and a lack of respect, that is what is received. Rank should be perceived as a level of responsibility,” he mentioned. “Even though it’s also authority, you should lead by your character and not by what’s on your collar.”

The department eliminated Roman from his place as commander in July after folks complained of his dealing with of a protest that occurred outdoors the mayor’s residence, saying supervisors didn’t notify higher-ups concerning the exercise, sources informed CBWChicago on the time.

Community activist and congressional candidate Ameena Matthews, center, joins a protest of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot near her home in the Logan Square neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois on May 20, 2021. (Photo by Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Community activist and congressional candidate Ameena Matthews, middle, joins a protest of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot close to her residence in the Logan Square neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois on May 20, 2021. (Photo by Max Herman/NurPhoto through Getty Images)

“Obviously Lightfoot didn’t like the handling of the protesters last night,” one supply informed the outlet.

The mayor and Chicago’s police union have butted heads over the course of her administration. Lightfoot has obtained some criticism for her function in the department’s staffing choices. John Catanzara, president of the native Fraternal Order of Police, retired final month however will nonetheless function head of the union.