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09/10/2020
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation

Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation

HB5013 qualified immunity “passed by indefinitely” in @VaSenate Judiciary by @SenEdwardsVA @DickSaslaw @CreighDeeds @ChapPetersen @ssurovell @JenniferBoysko & all 6 @VASenateGOP members with a plan to further study. Surovell announced plan for SB at 2021 regular session.

Dear America,Have no fear we won't be walking off the job. We will continue to protect the communities we love and swore...
09/09/2020
Unions pledge walkoffs, job actions to support 'Black Lives Matter' before election

Dear America,

Have no fear we won't be walking off the job. We will continue to protect the communities we love and swore to protect.

Whether you love us or hate us, we will always be there for you.

Sincerely,

The Fraternal Order of Police

Virginia Fraternal Order of Police

Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions in working-class sectors are upping protest tactics to force local and federal lawmakers to take concrete action on police reform and systemic racism, according to a report.

09/09/2020
Delegate Ibraheem Samirah

Hear it directly from a representative of the VA Democratic Party, who appears to have NO working knowledge of police training, tactics, or procedures; selling a false narrative to devalue law enforcement.

Shameful and disgusting.

Maybe actually reading the Virginia Code and Case Law would help, but that asks too much.

What happened yesterday with the vote to end #QualifiedImmunity, and my plans to pass it.

Virginia Fraternal Order of Police
09/09/2020
The Coming Police Crisis | National Review

Virginia Fraternal Order of Police

We are living in a climate of animus against the police. The result is already apparent in soaring crime rates, as cops pull back from the proactive police work that keeps us safe.

HB5013 regarding Qualified Immunity was (once again) brought up by Ibraheem Samira (D-Fairfax) and the motion passed 49-...
09/08/2020

HB5013 regarding Qualified Immunity was (once again) brought up by Ibraheem Samira (D-Fairfax) and the motion passed 49-45-2.

This Bill will now be forwarded to the Senate.

Please forward to your friends to start contacting your Senators and tell them to vote “NO” on HB5013.

Virginia Fraternal Order of Police
09/08/2020

Virginia Fraternal Order of Police

Experience matters.

I, along with other members of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation, have been closely monitoring the activities within the special session of the general assembly – specifically on the topic of the removal of qualified immunity protections for police personnel.
Contrary to popular and misleading rhetoric, qualified immunity is not absolute immunity. As the title implies, a public official must qualify for immunity from liability in order to assert such a protection in court. The test of this qualification is twofold:

1. A court of competent authority must find that the officer(s) violated someone's constitutional or statutory right, and

2. This right was clearly established at the time of the alleged violation

In other words, officers are not entitled to such protections if the court finds that an officer has violated someone's rights and they knew, or should have known, that such an action encroach upon their rights. The presence of such a test allows officers to make split-second decisions in good faith. The legislatively imposed removal of such a good faith presumption allow courts to rule post-act – and without any reasonable advanced notice – that an officers' actions may have violated someone's rights.

As a member of our community and as your chief of police, I want you to be fully informed and aware of this reality beyond the talking points. Specifically, I would like for you to understand that imposition of such a change will having a chilling effect on law enforcement's capacity to provide protective services to our community.

As law enforcement personnel, we choose our profession. We do so based upon the love we have for our community and some reasonable measure of threat mitigation. We wear and continually demonstrate proficiency with an array of protective equipment, because we know that being routinely summoned to incidents of chaos and violence brings with it a certain risk of physical harm. We choose to assume this risk with the understanding that we are afforded some reasonable legal protections designed to dissuade acts of harm to us.

This year, our elected representatives in the General Assembly have proposed reducing the severity of criminal assault on police officers who are lawfully engaged in their duties. Additionally, efforts to eliminate qualified immunity protection – and subject officers to years upon years of litigation for good faith actions – may well be the tipping point for a number of officers to pursue other lines of employment.

The Chesterfield County Police currently employs 62 officers who are eligible for retirement benefits (meaning they are at least 50 years of age and have served at least 20 years). These personnel represent a combined 1,644 years of collective law enforcement experience. We employ an additional 174 officers, who have not yet vested in the Virginia Retirement System and will lose nothing by picking up and finding employment in some other profession. This group represents a combined 405 years of experience. Experience matters and you need to be aware of the unintended consequences of legislative actions taken under the guise of advancing public safety. Will our community become more or less safe if 236 of our officers, representing 2,049 years of experience walk away from their calling because the risk has become too great?

Experience matters…and you deserve to know and understand the extent of the impact this "criminal justice reform" legislation will have not just in Chesterfield – but in communities throughout the Commonwealth.

Please consider sharing this message to help spread this awareness. Thank you!

Chesterfield Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #47
Chesterfield County Virginia Government

09/08/2020
Fairfax County Police Association

Fairfax County Police Association

A Labor Day message from the FCPA President:

As I sat over a cup of coffee this Labor Day morning, my thoughts focused on the many brave men and women who preceded us in service with the Fairfax County Police Department. After all, it was their sacrifices that brought this department to the pinnacle of law enforcement in the country. How sad they must be today to see the fruits of their labor laid to waste. Naturally, my thoughts turned to the causality of our plunge to this unprecedented low and the same question paced my mind- Chief Roessler, where are you?

Our elected officials in Richmond are currently debating and voting on the most anti-police legislation of our lifetime. Amongst the many misguided bills are efforts to eliminate our qualified immunity. This week, a veteran insurance broker told me, “our legislators think they are throwing a pebble into a pond when they are actually dropping a bolder into a bathtub.” Numerous police chiefs from around the Commonwealth have descended on Richmond to meet legislators and make their voices heard. Chief Roessler, where are you?

Commonwealth’s Attorney Steven Descano’s policies have set back victim’s rights in Fairfax County by two decades. We have witnessed his office engage in numerous violations of the Virginia Crime Victim and Witness Rights Act. Violent offenders walk free or receive a slap on the wrist while victims are retraumatized in their disbelief of an offender-centric system. Our officers have been left alone to battle defense attorneys in heinous misdemeanor cases like animal cruelty, indecent exposure, assaults and child abuse. Chief Roessler, where are you?

Nationwide unrest has led to violent clashes with police across our great country. Our profession is being unfairly and inaccurately represented in the media and demonized by special interest groups. Assaults on our officers are becoming more and more routine and at every turn they have a cellphone camera shoved into their face. None of our leaders have publicly defended our officers’ sacrifice and dedication. Chief Roessler, where are you?

In July, the Department released use of force statistics to the public with no accompanying contextual statistics. These contextual statistics show unequivocally that the Fairfax County Police Department does not engage in biased based policing. After I challenged Chief Roessler at the August command staff meeting, he advised that those contextual statistics would be produced and the record would be corrected. It’s September and we have yet to see any correction of the record. Chief Roessler, where are you?

In years past, our officers receiving training at regional criminal justice academies were often approached by other students who admired the Fairfax County Police. Now when our officers visit other academies, students approach them and openly mock our department. Our detectives are experiencing this same thing when meeting with federal law enforcement partners and our local neighboring departments. In the span of a year, the Fairfax County Police Department has turned from an industry leader to the punchline for jokes. Chief Roessler, where are you?

On June 6th, Chief Roessler held a press conference during which he demonized our entire profession and defamed one of his own employees. Three months later, we remain frozen in the worst crisis of morale in our history. Our leadership’s silence is metaphorically deafening. No justification for gross violations of well-established protocols, no explanation for criminal charges being brought before an investigation even commenced, no apology for violating an employee’s due process rights, no commitment to correct course in the future. Chief Roessler, where are you?

Though I could continue with many more paragraphs, the point has been made. We have been abandoned. So, let me humbly ask again- Chief Roessler, WHERE ARE YOU?

-FCPA President

-With the full support of the FCPA Board

Happy Labor Day to our First Responders who are working this weekend!! #thankyou
09/08/2020

Happy Labor Day to our First Responders who are working this weekend!!

#thankyou

09/07/2020
Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

Delegate Lee Carter (D) actively engaged police during a protest, all for a photo op, promising retaliation if law enforcement didn’t follow his orders.

Now he’s cutting funds in a petty revenge scheme.

Remember in November.

Virginia Fraternal Order of Police

Defend the Police. Don't Defund.

Fairfax County’s Commonwealth Attorney Steve Descano is also endorsed and funded by George Soros.
09/06/2020
Growing numbers of district attorneys are out to undermine the law

Fairfax County’s Commonwealth Attorney Steve Descano is also endorsed and funded by George Soros.

One reason for the surging, often protracted violence in US cities is the rise of a host of progressive prosecutors who actually tilt against law and order. The trend is most glaring in places know…

Fop Lodge-One
09/05/2020

Fop Lodge-One

FOP attacked by Anarchists!
Dear members,
Any and all information available is needed to find and prosecute whomever defaced our lodge Tuesday evening. The colors used are in the tags were reminiscent of anarchist colors Red & Black. The First District Detective’s are investigating this defacing. Report numbers CCN# 20-125-897 if you have any additional information.

National Fraternal Order of Police
09/04/2020

National Fraternal Order of Police

🚨 Moments ago, Patrick Yoes National FOP President announced that the Fraternal Order of Police has unanimously voted to endorse Donald J. Trump for President of the United States.

Read the FOP's release here ➡️ https://fop.net/CmsDocument/Doc/pr_2020-0904_FOP-endorses-Trump.pdf

See below for the full text ⤵️
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 4 SEPTEMBER 2020

🔺 Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Trump for President
The nation’s largest police labor organization gives unanimous support to Donald J. Trump🔺

National President Patrick Yoes announced that the Fraternal Order of Police has unanimously voted to endorse Donald J. Trump for President of the United States.

“Public safety will undoubtedly be a main focus for voters in this year’s election,” Yoes said. “Look at what the national discourse has focused on for the last six months. President Trump has shown time after time that he supports our law enforcement officers and understands the issues our members face every day. The FOP is proud to endorse a candidate who calls for law and order across our nation. He has the full and enthusiastic support of the FOP.”

The endorsement decision was made through canvassing the more than 355,000 FOP members throughout the country.

“During his first four years, President Trump has made it crystal clear that he has our backs,” Yoes said. “Our members know that he listens to the concerns of our brothers and sisters in uniform and is able to make tough decisions on the issues most important to law enforcement. President Trump is committed to keeping our communities and families safe.”

The FOP considered the two 2020 presidential candidates' records and their responses to FOP’s questionnaire. The FOP received responses from both campaigns in mid-July and distributed them verbatim to the more than 355,000 members of the FOP.

“As the nation’s oldest and largest law enforcement labor organization, the FOP’s presidential endorsement is one of the most sought-after endorsements by candidates running for the presidency,” Yoes said. “The FOP is the number one voice of America’s law enforcement. We have a responsibility to our members, to the 800,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the United States, and to the communities they serve to do our part in determining the direction in which our country will head.”

In every election cycle, the FOP pays close attention to which presidential campaign highlights the issues most vital to the men and women of the FOP; including the challenges faced by the rank-and-file law enforcement officers, the real issues in public safety, and the problems in our criminal justice system. The FOP has endorsed candidates, from both parties, that our members believe have made the men and women of law enforcement a priority: George H. W. Bush (1992); William J. Clinton (1996); George W. Bush (2000, 2004); John S. McCain (2008); Donald J. Trump (2016). In 2012, the FOP voted not to endorse a candidate.

The Fraternal Order of Police is the oldest and largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States with more than 355,000 members.

The Chief provided a detailed and articulate timeline concerning the facts and merits of the crimes, and who was charged...
09/04/2020
Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene placed on administrative leave, assistant to serve as interim chief

The Chief provided a detailed and articulate timeline concerning the facts and merits of the crimes, and who was charged. The political factions have responded by firing her.

Payback for doing her job.

Virginia Fraternal Order of Police

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene has been placed on administrative leave with pay for 30 days pending the outcome of an internal investigation, a source told 10 …

Word immediately spread that DC police shot an unarmed black juvenile in the back, then all hell broke loose.
09/04/2020
Rioters Storm DC Police Station, Mayor's Neighborhood After Cop Shoots Man With Gun - The Police Tribune

Word immediately spread that DC police shot an unarmed black juvenile in the back, then all hell broke loose.

Washington, DC – Rioters converged on a DC Metro police station and stormed Mayor Muriel Bowser’s neighborhood in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shooting of an armed 18-year-old man on Wednesday. The incident began at approximately 4 p.m. on Sept. 2, when police received a report of a ma...

Although PERF continually sells their misconception of the “21-foot rule” claiming suspects can’t close space to attack ...
09/03/2020
Jacksonville FOP president says release of bodycam videos will provide better perspective of police work

Although PERF continually sells their misconception of the “21-foot rule” claiming suspects can’t close space to attack officers, this video debunks their claims.

“Our police officers now get drug through the mud for a year and a half. Sometimes it will be shorter now and then. When this gets released and the investigation is shown they acted properly, nobody can go back and undo what has happened to those police officers,” Zona said.

#DefendThePolice

Jacksonville’s police union is weighing in on the decision by State Attorney Melissa Nelson to release body camera video from police shootings within 30 days.

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