The Sergeants Benevolent Association has accused the New York Police Department of permitting a double standard over political messaging after a NYC cop was suspended by the department for making "Trump 2020" announcements over his patrol-car loudspeaker.
The union specifically called out Police Chief Terence Monahan, retweeting his dictate that officers "remain apolitical," right next to a photograph of him joining the political Black Lives Matter protests on June 1. The SBA called it "double standard white shirt immunity."
The suspended officer was identified as 70th Precinct cop Arthur Becerra. He was put on leave without pay for the infraction. The SBA union blasted the decision as unfairly limiting officers' right to support the president.
"The Democratic Party has abandoned police officers, encouraged violence and lawlessness. People are being murdered in Democratic run cities," the union said in a statement.