According to reports, the Florida chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police has apologized for encouraging police officers involved in violence in Buffalo and Atlanta to join local ranks.
Lieutenant Robert Kamin, president of the Brevard chapter, shared the controversial message that has now been removed over the weekend on the organization’s Facebook page The Orlando Sentinel reported.
“Hey Buffalo 57 and Atlanta 6 … We’re hiring in Florida … Low-tax, no-nonsense leadership or dumb mayors don’t fight at press conferences,” the post added, “plus we’ve got your back…. Law and Order in Florida… Go wherever you want. “
The post comes after 57 police officers in Buffalo withdrew from their unit following the suspension of two of their colleagues after a 75-year-old demonstrator was thrown to the ground.
In Atlanta, six officers have been charged with excessive use of force during the arrest of two black college students leaving the demonstration.
Kamin later apologized for the news, which was removed after a setback from local law enforcement departments FOX35 Report.
“I posted a post on social media this weekend that was in bad taste and did not reflect the sentiment I was trying to convey,” Comin told the news agency.
“For that, I humbly apologize to all of you. I would especially like to apologize to all the men and women in law enforcement across the country who report that they work every day and treat themselves like real professionals. “
The fraternal order is considered to be the largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers in the country, representing some 300,000 members.