Organizations calls for Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association to rescind its endorsement of Donald Trump

Published: Oct. 13, 2016 at 3:39 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2016 at 9:02 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Recently, for the first time in the organization's history, some of the members of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association took a vote on whom to back in the presidential election.

As a result, the CPPA endorsed controversial GOP candidate Donald Trump.

That vote and the results are not sitting well with members of The Cleveland Black Shield Police Association.

The Black Shield will hold a news conference Thursday along with other community groups to address what it calls sexually abusive comments by Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The organization says it shares the country's disgust with the scurrilous, sexist and criminally suggestive comments of Trump. It further says the statements made by republican presidential candidate are consistent with the oft repeated and disrespectful and/or racist comments he's made about African Americans, immigr ants of color and now women.

Black Shield says what was once the comments of a spoiled brat now his recent statements about grabbing the genitalia of women shows that he would have no problem committing criminal acts, including sexually violating and even raping women that he has power over.

Black Shield President Lynn Hampton says these comments are a clear indication that Trump is not fit to be President of the United States of America. Further, we who are police officers and are duty bound to arrest individuals who commit the types of acts that Mr. Trump brags about, are ashamed that a small percentage of our brothers in blue would endorse this type of behavior.

Simply stated, Hampton says, the endorsement of Donald Trump does not represent the position of the vast majority of Cleveland Police officers and should be rescinded immediately. 
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