At least 118 police officers have separated from the Seattle Police Department (SPD) in 2020, according to a Thursday report.
“The separations included lateral-moves to other agencies and retirements. The bulk included those who resigned,” a Fox News article said.
Seattle Police Officer Guild President Mike Solan recently told the Jason Rantz Show on Seattle’s KTTH that “Your 911 call for help will go unanswered for a significant amount of time.”
The Fox News article continued:
The 39 seperations occurred in September after the Seattle City Council made good on its promise to approve sweeping proposals that would slash the police department budget by $4 million and cut as many as 100 officers from the force. The previous four months saw a high of 16 separations in August, compared to a low of 10 in both May and July. There have been at least eight separations in October so far, a source told Rantz.