Group of Police SWAT Team Members in South Florida Resign, Citing ‘Today’s Political Climate’

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“minimally equipped, under trained and often times restrained”

Ten members of a police SWAT team in a South Florida city quit the unit this week, concerned about “today’s political climate” and its impact on their jobs, according to a report. (WSVN Image)

BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – Ten members of a police SWAT team in a South Florida city quit the unit this week, concerned about “today’s political climate” and its impact on their jobs, according to a report.

In a letter dated Tuesday, the officers in Hallandale Beach, Broward County, complained of being “minimally equipped, under trained and often times restrained” in performing their duties, Miami FOX station WSVN-TV reported.

The officers – who were leaving the SWAT unit but not resigning from the force — wrote that they were concerned that city officials were “placing the safety of dogs over the safety of team members.”

The letter and resignations came as police officers across the U.S. were facing a high level of scrutiny and criticism following the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

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