FOP STATEMENT ON MAYOR'S REACTION TO THE MERIT BOARD DECISION
Updated On: May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018
FOP STATEMENT ON MAYOR'S REACTION TO THE MERIT BOARD DECISION:
"Mayor Hogsett's initial statements are confounding and disturbing.
His suggestion of a need to change the merit board system as a result of a decision for which he did not agree further shakes the confidence of our local law enforcement officers and their families.
Due process and a (transparent) system of checks and balances are essential for disciplinary review in police departments. Otherwise, it opens the door for politically motivated decisions from elected officials to infect policing practices.
Our country has rightly worked for the past 40-50 years to move away from such a style of policing.
Instead, we hope the Mayor will join us in thanking this diverse board of civilians for their service, for their evidence-based decision and for their committment to facts and truth."