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New York City police officer’s union accuses NYPD of double standard

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A New York City police officer’s union has accused the NYPD of a double standard, according to the New York Post. 

The claim is in response to an officer being suspended on Saturday in Brooklyn for playing “Trump 2020” over a patrol-car loudspeaker, while his boss was praised for taking a knee with Black Lives Matter protesters. The Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted on Sunday that “The NYPD has a history of officers making political & outside the norm statements & ignoring it.”

“Suspending this officer is unnecessary & way over the top. Chief of Department took a knee with protestors no disciplinary action was issued,” the SBA said of Terence Monahan, the current Chief of Department of the New York Police Department. The union continued to aim at Mohanan, retweeting his claim that officers have to “remain apolitical” along with a picture of him taking a knee with George Floyd protesters on June 1. “What’s the status of this investigation? Oh wait double standard white shirt immunity!” the SBA tweeted.

They went on to tweet that officers should be supporting President Trump. “Police Officers across the nation are advocating for TRUMP and rightfully so. The Democratic Party has abandoned police officers, encouraged violence and lawlessness. People are being murdered in Democratic run cities.”

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