"It is great to see that pro-police supporters across the nation understand the issues these oversight boards cause and are willing to stand up to defend our officers against these political tools."
ARLINGTON, Va. (PRWEB) May 22, 2020
American Police Officers Alliance, a political grassroots organization based in Arlington, Virginia, received over 20,000 unique signatures on their petition against Civilian Oversight Boards in just the first quarter of 2020. American Police Officers Alliance is committed to defending strong police leadership and interests in our nation’s cities and work to elect officials who will stand up for our police force. One of the key issues they are focused on this year is police oversight boards, also called civilian oversight boards, accountability boards, oversight commissions, and a variety of other names.
The organization launched this petition to gather signatures of supporters all over the country that agree on the harm of police oversight boards. "There is too much opportunity for bias and politics on these oversight boards. Most of the boards that have been commissioned do not require any background in justice or law enforcement. The people that are elected to these boards could be blatantly anti-police, and there are no restrictions on letting them serve even though there is a clear conflict of interest," Executive Director Daniel Stuebs explained. "Our police officers already have a lot of red tape around doing their jobs effectively, and they are treated like political pawns by elected officials. Oversight boards, at least the way they are now, provide little to no value and only increase the difficulty officers face."
The petition is ongoing, and the organization expects even more signatures over the next few months. Mr. Stuebs stated that "It is great to see that pro-police supporters across the nation understand the issues these oversight boards cause and are willing to stand up to defend our officers against these political tools." Along with the petition, the American Police Officers Alliance has also provided a number of free resources for civilians that want to learn more about oversight boards. For more information, visit https://www.policeoversightboardfacts.com/.
To sign the petition, visit https://americanpoliceofficersalliance.com/petitions/antifa-controlling-police/
American Police Officers Alliance is a national political organization organized under Section 527 of the IRS Tax Code. Contributions made to American Police Officers Alliance are not tax-deductible. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.