A Minnesota Department of Corrections employee in Stillwater, Paul Gorder, and his wife were filmed screaming profanity and racist insults at Daunte Wright protesters who were demonstrating at the house next door owned by Washington County Attorney Pete Orput on April 25, reports KARE.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections announced on Twitter they are investigating the incident and that Gorder was placed on leave.
The employee is currently on investigatory leave.— MN Dept. of Corrections (@MinnCorrections) April 26, 2021
The Maplewood location of the Fantastic Sams chain announced on Facebook that Gorder’s wife is no longer an employee:
Regarding the video of one of our employees using racial slurs…this behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The person in this video is no longer an employee of Fantastic Sams Maplewood. We understand that these words are deeply offensive and hurtful and we want everyone to know that they DO NOT reflect our beliefs. As always, we strive to create a safe environment for guests, team members and our community. Sincerely, Mike, owner of Fantastic Sams Maplewood.