By Amechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A south Florida police department’s entire SWAT team resigned Friday, citing the chief of police’s decision to take a knee with protesters calling for an investigation into a 2014 raid in which a black man was fatally shot.
The ten-person team handed over an angry letter of resignation to the Hallandale Beach police chief in which they took aim at Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana for comparing them to the Minneapolis Police Department that killed George Floyd.
The letter also cited safety concerns over a lack of equipment and claimed that the ‘disdain’ of local officials meant the safety of police dogs was taken more seriously than the unit’s safety.
The eight officers and two sergeants resigned from the team but not from the Hallandale Beach Police Department.
Among them was the newly elected president of the International Union of Police Associations.