Police in South Bend, Indiana are suffering from a major lack of morale. It stems from a shooting that happened in the city in recent months and the way the situation was handled by Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
To make matters worse, Buttigieg is too busy running for president to deal with this.
Law enforcement is not happy.
FOX News reports:
South Bend cops warn of ‘mass exodus,’ as morale tanks over Buttigieg handling of shooting
As South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg commands national attention with his media-savvy presidential bid, the firestorm back home over an officer-involved shooting shows no sign of settling soon — with the mayor facing criticism not only from protesters but police who say his handling has crushed morale and risks a “mass exodus” from the force.
“Morale around here has been terrible. We do nothing,” one police officer, a 20-year veteran of the force, told Fox News. “We call ourselves firemen, we sit around in parking lots until we’re called and then we go to the call, because if you say or do something wrong, then you get hung.”
“At an all-time low,” another officer said of morale. “It’s been really demoralizing and hard to come to work lately.”
Officers requested not to be identified for this story in fear of retaliation by the mayor’s administration. But they told Fox News that they know of multiple officers who are considering handing in their badges or taking retirement if eligible, in response to the mayor’s handling of the shooting.
“That’s the big discussion … is who’s staying and who’s going. I think you’re going to see a mass exodus, our administration is a joke,” one officer said.
Even people who don’t live there can see what’s happening:
Pete Buttigieg hates the men and women who serve to protect us ALL.
Last week, he falsely implied every police officer in South Bend, Indiana is racist.
Now, he is trying to prevent ICE from enforcing the law.
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) July 15, 2019
The police are done with Mayor Pete. https://t.co/TjQtgcCEJR
— Phillip Nieto (@nieto_phillip) July 22, 2019
— America Rocks! (@EndTheSocialism) July 22, 2019
Maybe Mayor Pete should straighten out his own city before aspiring to run the country.
Just a thought.