Atlanta Police Department claiming that the rumors are false, altho they admit “there were a higher number of call outs than usual”, and someone filmed the cops setting up barricades around their police station. Obviously they aren’t going to publicly admit that the police have left, and they are getting ready for war by barricading around the station.
On CNN Wednesday evening, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressed the evolving situation surrounding the police department.
“There’s a lot happening in our cities and our police officers are receiving the brunt of it, quite frankly,” Mayor Bottoms told CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
She said the city has committed to the officers through a big pay raise, and “we expect that our officers will keep their commitment to our communities.” She said she thinks morale is down tenfold.
“We do have enough officers to cover us through the night,” she said. “Our streets won’t be any less safe because of the number of officers who called out.”
The mayor didn’t say how many officers called out.
>didn’t say how many officers went on strike, walked out
Hours after a fired police officer was charged with felony murder for fatally shooting a man in the back, Atlanta police officers are not responding to calls in three of the department’s six zones, multiple sources within the Atlanta Police Department told CNN on Wednesday evening.
police union chief confirms the cops walked out, and cops from surrounding districts are not helping them:
Vince Champion, the southeast regional director of the International Brotherhood of Police officers, said that police officers had stopped answering calls midshift in response to the charges being filed against the officers,
“The union, we would never advocate this. We wouldn’t advocate a blue flu,” Champion told the site. “We don’t know the numbers. Apparently we’re learning that command staff are asking outlying counties for support and aren’t getting it.”
My comments: FUCK THE POLICE! FIRE THE POLICE WHO ARE STRIKING! POLICE ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH!!!!