Undercover detectives are being forced to put on police uniforms to become ‘beat cops’ for political photo ops that effectively blows their cover, potentially ruining years long undercover investigations, just to ‘protect’ our nation from Trump loyalists. Which is more dangerous, the Q Anon Shamon or drug lords?
What cops in NYC and elsewhere are saying about the imminent Trump surrender, in a statement by Police officer Michael Letts who is available to interview:
“All police officers are under mandatory work today. No one is allowed any of days off. They must be in full uniform. They are all being placed on the streets. The detectives are not happy being pulled off of their undercover investigations in order to wear full uniforms to walk the beat on the streets.
“None of the officers feel this is a justifiable indictment and do not like being dragged into the political process.
“One officer said this is sending the wrong example to my kids. ‘I have not yet been told of anyone refusing to go to work this week but this will add fuel to the fire of police resigning from the force.’
Michael is also currently a South Carolina police chaplain who may be counseling officers in their moral concerns being torn between doing their job and exercising their consciousness.
“The politicization of our Judicial system evidenced by the two-tiered application of justice in the Trump Indictment has grave consequences for NYPD officers and the community they are sworn to protect,” said Letts.
Letts, the founder, president and CEO of InVest USA, joins us now to discuss this matter further.
1.) What are the consequences of having all Sworn Personnel that have been ordered on duty in full uniform during Trump’s surrender?
All investigative cases are delayed while the Detectives are in Uniform placed on a beat to “show ” a force of strength.
Undercover operations are suspended while the officers are in uniform, subjecting them to being photographed with facial recognition software placing their undercover status in jeopardy, as well as their families.
2. ) There’s reportedly over 10 million dollars in additional costs being spent, instead of focusing on funding the police when they’re in dire need of gear and mental health support, especially in New York.
More officers quitting and retiring at a critical juncture when violent crime surges to all time historic high .
3.) What about the critical blow to morale as political considerations take precedent over officers and their safety, especially since normal procedures for this case would not require any of the above?
Fewer officers, more violent crimes, business closings, unsafe communities, and residents moving out of state.
4.) What about the protestors gathering outside the warehouse?
It puts officers in harm’s way in the politicization of this indictment. Actions have consequences.
5.) You’re the creator of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. Tell us more about that, and why support for fellow officers is so important right now.
6.) Where can we learn more about InVest USA, and how those interested can help their fellow officers.
You can visit our official InVest USA website, and learn more on the official Invest USA Twitter account.
About Michael Letts:
Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.