Hughes has been the subject of controversy in Bethlehem after blowing the whistle on a racial slur used by Police Chief Louis Corsi, being placed on disability leave from the force and then filing a lawsuit against the town and police department for full reinstatement, a clean disciplinary record and compensation for damages.
He contends this latest round of protests isn't related to his prior problems with the department.
"This isn't about me," he said. "This is about those poor dispatchers and what they have to put up with."
Contentious cop placed workforce violence signs in Bethlehem