The union that represents the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has announced that it has suffered major losses in terms of staff.
According to the announcement 313 officers have left the force within the last year. This has been an extremely common trend in big cities following the George Floyd Riots.
The D.C. Police Union’s press release said one of the most disturbing aspects about the mass exodus of officers is almost half, 49 percent, “have just turned in their badge and walked away. The total strength of the rank-and-file is less than 3,300, the lowest number in decades.”
The Union says one of the main reasons for officers leaving the department stems from the D.C. City Council passing emergency police reform legislation last year following the murder of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. At the time the police union said their officers were overwhelmingly opposed to the legislation and warned crime was going to rise as a result of the reforms.
NEW: @DCPoliceUnion says it’s lost 313 officers in the last year. Chair @G_Pem says “most” who have left cite @councilofdc police reform legislation. @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/c36z01Gi4O
— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) May 3, 2021
“Many of our members have voiced that that Bill eliminates collective bargaining rights for employees, it makes it exceedingly more difficult to charge a suspect with assaulting a police officer, it changes body worn camera policy in such a way that is can no longer be used as an evidence collection tool, and it changes the language in use of force policy in the most utterly confusing way that even the Councilmembers could not figure out the intent or the impact of the language,” the Union’s June statement said, according to Fox 5.
As officers in the city leave the force the crime rate has gone up and many are unsure about what D.C. will look like in the future.
As a Police Officer you are expected to walk into a situation that could turn violent at any moment. This could very well be the last time you say good-bye to your family, you kids, your mother and father. These Men and Women go out on the streets with a Target on their backs, every day to protect us and for their effort they are called Killers, Racist and many many more names that are even worse. Who the hell wants to live like that? This recent incident where a Black Girl was going to stab or cut another Black Girl, just what were the choices? Try to talk the Girl with the knife to drop it, he tried to that and she would not stop. What would have been the outcome if he had tried to take the knife away from her? He would have been stabbed or cut and the other Black Girl would have been stabbed, cut or killed. Then the Black Community woudl be screaming that he didn’t protect the girl form being killed. So once again it is you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
Now, Surprise, Men and Women are leaving the Police force.
What did these ‘little moron’ Democrats think would happen when they support demonizing and criminalizing the police? Social unrest, disorder and a rise in criminality are resulting. One day Big Brother will step in and iron everything out: with a iron bar upside the head of everyone.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist. If I was on an airplane that had engine failure upon landing, at the first of 4 stops, I sure would find an other means of conveyance. Why remain in a job where you are restricted so much as to endanger your own welfare?
If I were a cop and wanted to continue to be a cop, I would move to the suburbs or to a rural town. The pay isn’t as much but living expenses are not either. May the big liberal run cities become Detroit
Dang another city “snafued” by the liberal democrats. I used to like going to D.C. and Chicago, would have liked to have toured New York city. Oh well, I can always go to Florida.