How sad is this? The Detroit Police Department held a rally on Saturday, October 6th, 2012: “Enter at Your Own Risk” 2012. They want “citizens to know” the city is “too dangerous to enter.” Officers are overworked, “understaffed and at times fearful for their lives.”
“Detroit is America’s most violent city, its homicide rate is the highest in the country and yet the Detroit Police Department is grossly understaffed,” Iorio told WWJ’s Kathryn Larson. “The DPOA believes that there is a war in Detroit, but there should be a war on crime, not a war on its officers.”
Officers are leaving simply because they can’t afford to stay in Detroit and work 12 hour shifts for what they are getting paid… These police officers are beyond demoralized, these officers are leaving hand over fist because they can no longer afford to stay on the department and protect the public,” he said.
“The explosion in violent crime, the incredible spike in the number of homicides and for officers trying to work 12 hours in such deplorable, dangerous and war like conditions is simple untenable,” he said. Source: Detroit.cbslocal
Detroit hasn’t had a Republican Mayor since January 1962.