Lawsuit: Pacific mayor threatened to kill police, ran city from “control room”: Writing the court, officers’ attorney Joan Mell said Sun has made law enforcement nearly impossible in the town of 6,700. Mell said Sun’s ill-considered cuts to public safety and illegal firings have left the police afraid. “Mayor Sun has caused the families of these officers to fear for their safety given his behavior indicating he is at war and intends to ‘kill his enemies,’ and (his) regular and routine disregard of the law,” Mell said in court papers.
“Mayor Sun has left Pacific vulnerable without its command staff and without needed officers,” she continued. “He refuses to recognize the limits of his office and … is interfering with public safety in Pacific.”