The term de-policing is controversial amongst law enforcement professionals but tonight there's evidence that po-po are leaving their post amid a historic cultural shift.
First let's define terms . . .
"De-policing is a term for police disengaging from active police work, generally as a reaction to external scrutiny or negative publicity. De-policing represents a de facto police strike, in which the police withdraw an aspect of their crime prevention services. It is a practical police protest at perceived political interference in their day-to-day task of policing."
This trend now confronting Kansas City is even worse because cops are calling it quits altogether.
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Deets . . .
So far this year, 46 officers have retired or resigned. Some are turning to private security or construction . . .
“We’re going to lose about 100 to 110 officers this year which is a huge increase over any other year we’ve ever had,” said controversial FOP union leader Lemon.
If that happens, that’s about a 10 percent drop in Kansas City’s police force. It would leave the force near the number of officers the city had around 1980.
Whilst the info is good . . .
The reasons why cops are leaving KCPD aren't really accurately synthesized and have been, purposely, left up to speculation.
You decide . . .