Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

Created: October 18, 2020 10:36 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism. But a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against those endorsements, saying their concerns over entering the 2020 political fray were ignored.

Trump has touted his support from the law enforcement community, tapping into a strain of anger and frustration by law enforcement who believe they are being unfairly accused of racial discrimination.

He's received endorsements from national, city and state officers’ unions, but minority officers say those don't reflect their voices.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement

State, local officials address COVID-19 impact on MN's public safety

Sen. Baldwin on pandemic relief & vaccine distribution

Resources and help still available for struggling small businesses

DEED seeks to connect Minnesotans to jobs in high demand

St. Luke's CEO steps down

AICHO distributes hundreds of bags of food