Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Fake News; Greensboro without a police department after every officer quits

"An entire North Carolina city has no police officers after every single one walked off the job. The officers blame Greensboro's City Council for the situation.

“We have had issues with the City and there are some activities there where I felt like they were serving their own agenda,” said former City Police Chief Michael Thomison.

Thomison served for four years until Monday night when he and four hundred other officers handed over resignation letters to the council, telling them they have had enough.

“They would not communicate with us or the officers and they kept scaling back,” said Thomison.

In their resignation letters, the officers accuse council members of asking them to “do illegal, unethical, and immoral things.” They cited examples like asking police to run background checks on other City Council members to find their criminal history. The officers also claim they were threatened when they said no.

Another issue they brought up in the letter was their safety.