Fewer Police Officers Volunteer to Work Dolphin’s Games Due to Continued Anti-Police NFL Protests
Miami Dophins football players knelt during the National Anthem at their London Game.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office reported on Saturday that fewer officers would work the upcoming Miami Dolphin football games.
The local police are upset with the continued anti-police protests during the national anthem.
Only 270 officers volunteered for the game that usually has 400 officers present.
The Miami Herald reported:
The head of the union representing Miami-Dade police officers said there will be less than the “ideal” number of officers at Hard Rock Stadium for Sunday’s Dolphins-New York Jets game after officers eschewed the detail in reaction to Dolphins’ players national anthem protests.
Dade County Police Benevolent Association President John Rivera said Sunday morning the police presence will be “the minimal amount where they feel safe, but I don’t think they’re going to have the ideal amount.”
Rivera said 400 officers would be best for a Dolphins-Jets game, which he said is one of the two or three that generate the most fights in the Hard Rock Stadium stands and create the most problems. He expects there to be 270 officers at Sunday’s game and the department had to mandate certain officers work to reach that number. Those officers will get overtime pay, which is more than the off-duty rate paid to those who volunteered.