MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The entire Hallandale Beach SWAT team has resigned from their current assignment, but not from the police department, according to a communication received by City of Hallandale Beach Police Chief Sonia Quinones.
Chief Quinones has set up a meeting for Monday at 3 p.m. with the officers who resigned to hear their grievances and concerns.READ MORE: Made Of 400-Year-Old Cedar, Touring Totem Pole Makes For Unique Ceremony In Palmetto Bay
The City of Hallandale Beach said it continues to have special weapons and tactics coverage through regional mutual aid.READ MORE: Accomplished Dancer Tyrell Rolle Has Limited Openings In Summer Program
The officers who submitted their resignation specifically mention their displeasure with the Chief joining members of our community in taking a knee against racism, hatred, and intolerance earlier this week.MORE NEWS: Regulators Get Input On FPL Rate Hike Proposal
The eight officers and two sergeants say they were “minimally equipped” and had been “disrespected” by city officials. They say these officials refused to address equipment and training concerns.