The president of the New York City police union wrote Tuesday in a letter to his fellow sergeants, “I know we are losing the city,” amid the violent protests and riots occurring in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis.
As Breitbart News reported, more than 60 officers with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) have already been hospitalized with serious injuries since the riots and looting started Saturday:
In another letter to NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, Mullins wrote:
It is with tremendous frustration and disappointment that I write on behalf of the struggling officers of the New York City Police Department who are literally under sustained and unprovoked attack from violent protesters in the streets; from armed and uncontrollable looters and rioters; from the Governor’s office, whose statements against police officers statewide emboldens further rioting; from the lack of City leadership, which has failed to demand much-needed reinforcement to restore order and take back the City; and from the lack of clear and direct instruction from the NYPD hierarchy on how police officers are expected to restore calm.
Below please find a letter I sent to Commissioner Shea demanding leadership and direction to address the ongoing riots, which have crippled the City.
NYC needs someone to lead & give direction. The NYPD has been on stand down for days. Cops are getting seriously hurt and we are losing the city. If the Governor won’t take charge send Federal personnel. @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @NYCMayor @FoxNews @NYPDnews https://t.co/AZGGC6N4If
— SBA (@SBANYPD) June 3, 2020
Below please find a letter I sent to Commissioner Shea demanding leadership and direction to address the ongoing riots, which have crippled the City. You have spoken and we have heard. We will continue to fight for you as you fight for the life of this City. pic.twitter.com/1S1FQ94Cu8
— SBA (@SBANYPD) June 2, 2020