A SWAT team in Hallandale Beach, Florida has resigned because of concerns for their safety and betrayal from the city’s leadership.
The officers issued a memo saying, “The risk of carrying out our duties in this capacity is no longer acceptable to us and our families. 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.”
Most importantly the memo called out Vice-Mayor Sabrina Javellana for her words and actions that painted the city’s police officers unjustly.
The memo continued, “Lastly, and most shockingly, having members of the Command Staff taking a knee in solidarity with Vice-Mayor Javellana (who stated she wants the officers “fired and charged”) and a handful of political activists while they chanted ‘Howard Bowe, re-open the case, State Attorney, re-open the case.'”
Howard Bowe was killed when the city SWAT team executed a search warrant on his residence. A full investigation was conducted and it was found the officers did nothing wrong.
This could be the first in a wave of police officers stepping down and refusing to endanger themselves for a city that won’t support them. If officers aren’t supported, the chaos will continue and communities will be ravaged.
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