More Than 200 Seattle Police Officers Quit Citing ‘Anti-Police’ Climate

More Than 200 Seattle Police Officers Quit Citing ‘Anti-Police’ Climate

More than 200 Seattle police officers walked off the job last year, according to the Seattle Police Department, following weeks of protests and heightened “anti-police rhetoric.”

Like the Louisville, Kentucky, police department, which revealed, earlier this week, that it is in a “staffing crisis” following the departure of nearly 200 of its own officers, Seattle’s police department is losing police officers “at a record pace.”

“Police Chief Adrian Diaz said Tuesday that the department is in a ‘staffing crisis’ after more than 180 police officers quit last year and another 66 officers left their jobs so far this year, according to police data,” per the Associated Press.

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“We are at record lows in the city right now. I have about 1,080 deployable officers. This is the lowest I’ve seen our department,” Diaz said in an interview with local media.

Seattle was an epicenter of anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests last summer, and the Seattle police department was left under siege over an “occupied

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