Feckless Democrat leadership and public lynch mobs, both physical and virtual, are utterly destroying Police morale in cities across the country.
Police in Rochester are the latest target.
Footage from earlier this year capturing African-American man, Daniel Prude's, death while Police attempted to subdue him has been dug up and put on blast in the National Media.
While the Department has now been deemed GUILTY in the court of public opinion, its ENTIRE command staff is abrubtly retiring in protest, including African-American Chief La'Ron Singletary.
From The NY Post:
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The Rochester Police Department’s “entire command staff” announced their retirement on Tuesday, the mayor there said, amid raging protests over the death of Daniel Prude, the black man who was killed while being subdued by city cops while he suffered an apparent breakdown.
Chief La’Ron Singletary, a 20-year veteran of the force, and Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito, who served the department for 34 years, released statements moments before a scheduled briefing with Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and the City Council about last night’s demonstrations.
During the meeting, Warren told council members that “the entire Rochester Police Department’s command staff has announced their retirement,” adding that Deputy Chief Mark Simmons was also stepping down.
“There may be a number of others who will decide to leave as well and retire,” Warren warned."
Here's part of Singletary's statement, from ABC News:
"As a man of integrity, I will not sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character," he said in a statement. "The members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochester Community know my reputation and know what I stand for."
His retirement will be effective Sept. 29, according to Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott. Scott told ABC News as of now there is no blueprint for how the city moves forward following the retirements of the command staff."
While I can understand stepping down in protest as the community you serve scapegoats you, I fear this is an alarming development.
This in fact, plays directly into the hands of ANTIFA, BLM, and every other LEFTIST group and talking head hoping to destroy the foundations of this country.