Denver-polisie het geknou weens anti-polisiebeleid, vakbondbeampte sê

Van 2020 aan 2021, Eiendomsmisdade in Denver het byna toegeneem 27% en geweldsmisdaad het geklim 6%, Volgens The Denver Post. Denver Police Department Protection Association Vice President Tyson Worrell blamed political leadersanti-police rhetoric and legislation and the district attorney’s prosecution policies.

There is a more aggressive behavior towards officers,” Worrell told Fox News. “Lawmakers have taken a different approach on law enforcement, which has empowered people acting outside the law to engage officers in a different manner.

We’ve had several police officers that have been shot at, ran over by cars,” hy het bygevoeg, noting that thepublic perception” van polisie is also inhibiting his department.

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Verskeie Denver locals told Fox News the city needed morepolice presence.But the department faced significant retirement after the 2020 demonstrations and the verdedig die polisie movement and has since struggled with retention and recruitment, according to Worrell.

Denver Police car sits in an alley near 16 St Mall

Denver Police car sits in an alley near 16 St Mall (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

We’re not getting people applying for the job like we used to,” Worrell said. Officers’ “morale level is very low.

The union official called on the Biden administration to take action.

A Denver local says a greater police presence would help stop increasing crime

A Denver local says a greater police presence would help stop increasing crime (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

We need leaders to stand out and say ‘Hold on … we need these folks to go out and protect us because they play a vital role in keeping things safe,'” Worrell said. “Leadership has to play a role in that.

Daarbenewens, courts and the district attorneys have also contributed to the crime spike, according to Worrell.

DENVER, CO - Maart 09: A sign for the Denver Justice Center in front of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse which serves all of Denver County and is located in downtown Denver, Colorado on March 9, 2016.

DENVER, CO – Maart 09: A sign for the Denver Justice Center in front of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse which serves all of Denver County and is located in downtown Denver, Colorado on March 9, 2016. ((Photo by Katie Wood/The Denver Post )

The DAs have to start more aggressively prosecuting people,” the police union official said. Criminalbehavior goes unaccounted forwhen offenders aren’t prosecuted, which empowers them to commit bigger and bigger crimes.

Cash bonds have also beena big problem,” Worrell said.

We go out and arrest somebody, put them in jail, and there is no bond,” het hy aan Fox News gesê. “They walk in the front door of the jail and they go out the back door, and they’re out with the promise they’re going to come back to court.

It’s not working very well,” Worrell continued.

We’re seeing multiple repeat offenders,” insluitend “people on parole and probation that are committing murders” of “people that should be awaiting trial for a violent crime out on the streets continuing to do the same thing.

Worrell said those are the most extreme examples, but most people are affected by property crime.

The opioid epidemic, COVID-19 and Colorado’s lenient drug laws have also factored into the increase in crime, the union official told Fox News.

Uiteindelik, Worrell feltthe criminal justice system, all parts, have to work in concert in order to start addressing this crime.

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