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At Least 20 Chiefs Have Resigned Since May

In states like New York, Georgia, Washington and Virginia, police chiefs were called to resign by their respective communities for their handling of protests as well as for controversial law enforcement incidents involving alleged police brutality and systemic racism.

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Police Leaders Asked Rochester Not to Release Prude Video That Sparked Riots

Deputy Chief Mark Simmons cited the “current climate” in the city and the nation in a June 4 email advising then-Chief La’ron Singletary to press the city’s lawyers to deny a Prude family lawyer’s public records request for the footage of the March 23 encounter that led to his death.

Minneapolis Council That Wants to Dismantle PD Grills Chief Over Rising Crime Rate

“That may mean you making commitments that might be uncomfortable for some of those constituents that you represent, but if your ultimate goal is to have true community safety, I will tell you right now, we have to work together in that effort,” Chief Medaria Arradondo said.

Florida Sheriff Orders Deputies to Stop Wearing COVID Masks

The sheriff said if anyone confronts an employee about them not wearing mask, the employee should “politely and professionally tell them I am not required to wear a mask nor will I, per the Order of the Sheriff,” and walk away.

Seattle Chief Says She Resigned Over City Council Not Seeking Her Advice, Disrespect to Officers

“This is not about the money and certainly isn’t about the demonstrators” who were blocked on a road near her home by neighbors, Best said. “Be real. I have a thicker skin than that. It really is about the overarching lack of respect for the officers, the men and women who work so hard day in and day out.”

Seattle Police Chief Resigns Following Vote to Cut Department Budget

Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement just hours after the city council approved a budget that would reallocate monies originally slated to be put toward the police department to community programs

Chicago's Police Superintendent, Mayor Slam Prosecutor for Soft Treatment of Looters

“Criminals took to the streets with the confidence there is no consequence for their actions,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said, implying State’s Attorney Kim Foxx's reforms have emboldened criminals, especially rioters and looters.

Protesters March on Seattle Chief's Home, Met by Armed Neighbors

According to a statement from Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, Best was not at the residence at the time of the protest, but she described the visit as large, aggressive, and concerning to neighbors.

Seattle Police Could Face Layoffs Under City Council Budget Plan

Most of the proposals, including cuts aimed at the department’s SWAT team, encampment-removal team and mounted unit, appear to have enough support to pass.

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MA Police Chiefs Criticize Lawmakers for Rushing Police Reform Bills

The chiefs urged Gov. Charlie Baker and state legislators to work with police on the legislation instead of cutting them out of the conversation.