Rochester, New York, police officers have received permission to cover their name tags in an effort to avoid harassment from far-left protesters.
Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary who is set to retire soon, approved the move after protesters targeted a number of officers who shouted out their home addresses, the names of their children and their schools, and made phone calls to their parents.
After the decision, a city council meeting with Democrat Mayor Lovely Warren and City Council Chief of Staff Robert Scanlon occurred. During the meeting, Scanlon fielded questions on the police. Scanlon read a response on behalf of Singletary.
“The past couple of months, officers’ names have been researched by protesters to put personal information out to the public, putting the safety of their families in jeopardy,” Scanlon said as he read Singletary’s response. “Officers have been allowed to remove their name tags in an effort to prevent