Black officers call on Cleveland police union to withdraw Trump endorsement

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| October 14 2016,

3:04 pm


When it comes to race relations, Cleveland's police department has a history that is far from unblemished. The highly publicized shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by two Cleveland police officers played a large part in fueling the national outcry for accountability in policing across the nation. In a move that many consider to be highly irresponsible in light of tense relations between police officers and communities of color across the nation, The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association has now endorsed Donald Trump. The union, which doesn't typically endorse presidential candidates, broke from tradition to endorse the Republican presidential nominee this election season.



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