SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Earlier this week, the San Diego Police Officers Association released a statement saying a scary enhance of murders in San Diego Metropolis Parks.
Prior to now 12 months, there have been 12 murders. Crime additionally elevated 13% within the Metropolis of San Diego within the 12 months 2021.
The SDPOA is looking on Mayor Todd Gloria and Metropolis of San Diego management to step up and do one thing about the issue.
To make issues worse, the San Diego Police Division is struggling to maintain their skilled officers from quitting.
Former San Diego Mayor and KUSI Contributor, Kevin Faulconer, defined on Good Morning San Diego that when our officers “don’t really feel supported by their elected officers, once they aren’t given the instruments and assets they must be profitable, sadly, we’re going to see what we’ve seen this previous 12 months in San Diego.”
Faulconer went on to clarify the unpopular “defund the police” motion a few of our metropolis officers supported, is a significant component within the present battle to maintain officers employed.
Faulconer remembers a time when he was Mayor of San Diego, and protesters chanted outdoors his home for days, “defund the police,” however he refused to be intimidated, and elevated the Metropolis of San Diego Police price range that 12 months to present SDPD the assistance and assist they wanted.
SDPD’s battle to maintain skilled officers is not any small drawback. Within the final 12 months, the San Diego Police Division dropped right down to much less then 1,900 officers.
About 20 officers are leaving every month, with about 190 up to now this fiscal 12 months.
Faulconer believes they’re leaving as a result of they don’t seem to be being supported.
Faulconer then referred to as out Mayor Todd Gloria and your entire San Diego Metropolis Council for not publicly opposing the Shield Act, the proposed laws that Faulconer calls the “Shield the Legal Act.”
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