Police union boss blames gun violence on public scrutiny: Cops can’t do jobs if everybody’s watching

Gun violence is up dramatically in Minneapolis — and the police union chief blames public scrutiny of law enforcement officers.The city recorded 74 shooting victims through the first three months of this year, compared with just 40 during the same period last year, www.startribune.com/minneapolis-shootings-up-sharply-particu.

The predominantly black North Minneapolis neighborhood has seen gun violence shoot up to 55 cases in 2016, from just 21 during the first three months of 2015.

Tensions are high between black residents and Minneapolis police after the www.startribune.com/what-we-know-about-the-death-of-jamar-cl of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, and community leaders are www.rawstory.com/2015/11/minnesota-naacp-leader-shocks-cnn-p at the police response to subsequent Black Lives Matter protests — where five demonstrators were www.rawstory.com/2015/12/men-accused-of-shooting-up-black-li by white supremacists.

Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, has a simple explanation for the increase in gun violence following the 24-year-old Clark’s slaying and widespread protests.

He admits that officers have stopped doing their jobs, www.citypages.com/news/police-union-president-bob-kroll-publ

www.citypages.com/news/police-union-president-bob-kroll-publ — but he blames the public for hurting their feelings with protests and criticism.

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