FAST FIVE: NYPD Officer Suspended Without Pay For Blaring "Trump 2020" On Loudspeaker
By Monday morning, the video uploaded to Twitter has a little more than 2 million views, sparking backlash from officials and residents.
Police officer in Brooklyn uses a loudspeaker to say “Trump 2020” while on the job pic.twitter.com/ZujQIfqonH – Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) October 25, 2020 The NYPD tweeted Sunday morning they were aware of the incident and said, “it is under investigation by our Brooklyn South Investigation Unit.” “Police officers must remain apolitical,” the department said.
It is essential for New Yorkers to trust their Police.
https://t.co/C4zyVYWZvN – Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) October 25, 2020 While some commend the NYPD for immediately suspending the officer, critics, or mainly liberals, went berserk, saying City Hall and NYPD were not doing enough to enforce division in policing and politics. “My tax dollars did not pay for NYPD officers to broadcast Trump 2020 from their cruiser,” one resident tweeted. “Meanwhile, NYPD is using taxpayer dollars to blast 'Trump 2020' from their loudspeakers,” activist Matt Sutton said.
This is not the first time a police department has launched a similar investigation.