Throughout a year of riots, autonomous zones, demonization by public officials and defunding, over 200 Seattle police officers quit the force. In exit interviews, more than two thirds of officers cited the Seattle City Council’s policies as a direct cause for the separations as well as the overall anti police climate in the city. Interim Police Chief
Adrian Diaz called the situation a “staffing crisis” on Tuesday.
According to sources at SPD, an additional 66 officers have quit so far in 2021. Some of the officers opted for early retirement, while others took law enforcement jobs in other cities or switched to alternate careers.
Sources told The Post Millennial that morale on the force is at an all time low.
Just this week, a Seattle police officer and trainee were refused service at a local chocolate shop. The incident revealed a pattern of behavior by employees of the chain at other locations.