The main motive is disagreement with the position of the authorities, which do not protect law enforcement officers.
US police officers resign amid protests over the death of African-American George Floyd. On Wednesday, June 17, CNN reported.
According to him, at least seven police officers resigned in Minneapolis (Minnesota), the city where the first protests and pogroms began. According to a representative of the city hall, statements from at least five other officers are pending.
Another eight police officers this month retired in Atlanta, Georgia. Among them is the head of the city police, Erica Shields. She resigned due to an incident in which a 27-year-old African American Reichard Brooks was killed on May 12. He received a gunshot wound in the back during a skirmish with a police officer.
In the city of Hallandale Beach in southern Florida, ten officers from the SWAT Special Enforcement Unit resigned. They explained the decision with concerns about their safety.
In Buffalo, NY, some 60 police officers wrote to leave the police department's emergency response team. However, they did not quit the police.
The reason for the resignation was the temporary suspension of two police officers who pushed an elderly protester to the ground. вЂњ57 police officers left their posts because of their relationship with two of their colleagues who simply obeyed the order,вЂќ said John Evans, president of the Buffalo Police Association.