Protests, outrage, and a growing demand for police reforms across the USA have resulted in various police departments across the country taking action against officers engaging in police misconduct.
Meanwhile in Florida, the Brevard County F.O.P has offered to rehire cops that have been suspended on account of police misconduct.
The following was posted on the organisation’s official Facebook page:
“Buffalo 57” appears to refer to the 57 police officers in Buffalo, New York, who resigned from the force’s emergency response team following the suspension of two officers who were caught on video pushing a 75-year-old protester to the ground.
“Atlanta 6” refers to the six Atlanta police officers who were booked, five on felony charges, after being accused of using excessive force on two black college students who were leaving a protest in their car. In a video recording of the incident, the officers are seen breaking the vehicle’s windows, pulling the female student out of the car and tasing the male student.
In another Facebook post made on Sunday, the organization made the same offer to the Minneapolis police, who are currently facing calls to be defunded and dismantled after four of its officers were charged for their involvement in George Floyd’s death.
Both posts received a lot of negative reaction from users, and have since been deleted.