Members of the New York Police Department have become increasingly frustrated with their jobs in 2020, with more than 5,300 officers deciding to retire or quit, up 75 percent from the previous year, DailyWire said. And in another recent poll, up to 82% of Americans polled believe the country is divided.
The impetus for officers to quit seemed to be the death of George Floyd and the unrest that followed. Only from May 25 to June 24, 2020, 272 officers left the force for a month.
Up to this point, in 2021, more than 830 officers have left the New York Police Department. Joseph Giacalone, a retired sergeant and assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, warns: “The New York police are looking for better jobs with other departments or even arresting hands into new careers ”.
In March, the New York City Council voted on various police reform bills, including a bill aimed at removing the grant of qualified waivers to the New York Police Department, for citizenship to sue police officers for excessive force or unlawful search and arrest.
Former New York Police Department Commissioner Bernard Kerik reacted to Council’s decision, affirming, “No police officer should work in a jurisdiction where they don’t have the support of the people they protect. Starting today, I will no longer advise young people to consider police a career. ”
As many as 82% of Americans polled believe the country is divided, with 50% saying they feel the country is divided, according to a new national poll released by NBC News on Sunday (April 25). divided and 24% believe the country is completely divided.
In addition, 56% of poll respondents believe the country is on the wrong track. “Mr. Biden received the lowest approval scores for border security and immigration at 33%,” said The Hill. He received a 34% approval rating for the gun issue and 35% for the China issue. ”
40% of the respondents were identified as either Democratic or Democratic-leaning voters, and 32% of respondents were Republican or Republican voters. 15% were determined to be completely neutral.
The poll was run from April 17 to 20 on 1,000 adults. The error for all interviews was 3.1% plus or minus.