Police retirements have risen by 45 percent in the past year, with officers opting out of forces across the country amid Black Lives Matter demonstrations that fueled anti-cop rhetoric.
The alarming statistic was revealed by the Police Executive Research Forum on Sunday, with the organization also revealing that resignations rose by 18 percent during the same twelve month period.
‘It is an evolving crisis,’ Chuck Wexler, the organization’s executive director, told The New York Times, adding that police forces are also struggling to attract new recruits.
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