• SWAT team resigns after police chief shows support for BLM

    From Arelor@HAVENS to All on Mon Jun 15 17:54:23 2020
    Hi there.

    I just found in washingtontimes.com:

    "Hallandale Beach SWAT team resigns after police chief takes knee with Black Lives Matter protesters"

    "The 10 members of the SWAT detail, including the police union president, resigned from the team but did not resign from the department. Their resignation letter, obtained by The Miami Herald, specifically took issue with Hallandale Beach Police Chief Sonia QuiĄones "shockingly" taking a knee
    with protesters, who were calling for the reopening of the case of Howard Bowe, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot inside his home during a 2014 SWAT raid."

    "The officers wrote that investigators determined at the time that "no misconduct" had been committed by the officers involved in Bowe's death.

    (...)

    "This lack of support by members of the Command Staff is crippling to the agency and its rank and file," the officers said of the chief's
    participation in the recent protest, The Miami Herald reported."

    ""The risk of carrying out our duties in this capacity is no longer
    acceptable to us and our families," the officers wrote. "The anguish and
    stress of knowing that what we may be lawfully called upon to do in today's political climate combined with the team's current situation and several
    recent local events, leave us in a position that is untenable.""

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