On the ropes!
Police departments across the country are finding themselves besieged since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis P.D. custody.
Officers have endured unrelenting harassment and bodily harm throughout this summer of unrest with no meaningful support from the Democratic Party.
Here are the chiefs who have quit or resigned after liberal politicians left them destined to fail.
Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall
Hall, the first black woman to lead the Dallas Police Department, resigned Tuesday. Her decision to step down came following reports of inconsistencies in the department’s after-action reports on riots in Dallas.
Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary
Tired of being mischaracterized, Singletary stepped down amid growing animosity towards the police in New York’s third-largest city. Protests and riots have followed the suffocation death of Daniel Prude in police custody. Officers placed a spit hood over Prude’s head to prevent him from spitting and biting them.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best
Best dramatically sped up her resignation following a vote by the Seattle City Council to slash her budget by $4 million and cut 100 officers from the department.
Portland Police Chief Jami Resch
Chief Resch stepped down on June 8 following a violent wave of riots emanating out from downtown Portland. Oregon’s largest city has witnessed more than 100 nights of riots since George Floyd’s death.
Lake City Police Chief Kipp Coker
Coker resigned for unexplained reasons. He held the position of chief in the South Carolina hamlet since January 2017.
Marion Police Chief Tony Flowers
Flowers, another South Carolina chief, resigned at the end of August to pursue experiences outside of law enforcement. No further explanation was given.
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Chief Steve Anderson
Anderson dramatically left August 6 after Mayor John Cooper (D) announced it would be the chief’s last day. Anderson’s reason for stepping down months before his planned retirement isn’t known definitely, although he made powerful enemies by resisting alleged police reforms.
Pamplico Police Chief Danny Brown
Brown left the department serving Pamplico, South Carolina for personal reasons on August 21.
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales
An oversight committee demoted Morales for using tear gas to disperse sometimes violent protesters. He was less than one year into his term as chief. Morales chose to retire instead of staying on in a lesser capacity.
Cobden Police Chief B.J. Hale
Cobden, Illinois’ longtime chief resigned two weeks ago “due to some issues with how he and some former officers have been treated,” according to the Cobden Police’s Facebook page.
Hale now works for the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields
Shields quit less than two weeks after she earned national praise for confronting agitated protesters. Everything changed when an officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in a struggle during what should’ve been a routine sobriety test. Shields resigned less than 24 hours later, as rioters set fire to the Wendy’s next to where Brooks died.
Las Cruces Police Chief Patrick Gallagher
Chief Gallagher planned to retire at the end of the year but stepped down August 1, following his department’s eighth officer-related homicide in two years.
Rising Star Police Chief Wayne Edgin
Rising Star, Texas city officials persuaded Chief Edgin to step down after they learned Eastland County District Attorney Russ Thomason (R) would no longer accept Edgin’s cases.
“A police officer who cannot file cases with the district attorney’s office cannot effectively do his duty,” Mayor Jim Carpenter wrote in a Facebook post. No one has explained why the DA wouldn’t accept cases filed by Edgin.
Los Angeles School Police Chief Todd Chamberlain
Chamberlain resigned July 1 after the Los Angles Unified School District board agreed to slash his budget by $25 million. Chamberlain said their decision put him in a “position that makes my ability to effectively, professionally, and safely impact those groups unachievable.”
The school board also called for police officers to stop wearing their uniforms and only patrol off-campus.
Jefferson City Police Chief Jason Carroll
Chief Carroll’s undoing was a couple of Facebook posts deemed insensitive to the Black Lives Matter movement, including one that depicted a giant pacifier with the caption: “America’s Newest Monument.”
Several residents in the Texas town complained about the posts, which were soon deleted. But the mea culpa wasn’t enough. He subsequently quit during a Jefferson City Council meeting.
Richmond Police Chief William Smith
Smith resigned at the behest of Mayor Levar Stoney (D) following several nights of unrest in Virginia’s capital, during which police utilized tear gas and rubber bullets against rioters.
Stoney’s interim chief William “Jody” Blackwell, stepped down two weeks after his appointment. While the cause is not definitive, details about a police shooting involving Blackwell emerged after taking office.
Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski
The top cop in Maryland’s second-most populous county resigned June 18 following the publication of a 94-page report by the American Civil Liberties Union alleging widespread discrimination against Black and Hispanic police officers by the department.
Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad
Mayor Greg Fischer (D) fired Conrad on June 1 after learning the officers who fatally shot an innocent bystander did not have their body cameras. Fischer said “This type of institutional failure will not be tolerated.”