Dozens of APD Officers Publicly Call for Chief Anderson’s Immediate Resignation
(WLOS News 13) A 4 page petition has been delivered to the Asheville City Manager’s office this afternoon demanding the APD’s leadership problems be addressed immediately. The petition was signed by 44 APD police officers within the past two days, shortly after News 13 Investigates exposed problems including an officer shortage, morale issues and expired radar guns. In the petition, officers state they, along with the citizens of Asheville, are not being best served by the current APD leadership. As a result, they are requesting these issues be addressed immediately. Several officers interviewed with News 13 and are now publicly demanding the Chief hand in his resignation immediately. Officers say although 44 signed the petition, twice that number have endorsed it but will not add their signatures for fear of retaliation. For the first time, nearly a dozen APD officers have agreed to come forward, explaining how the APD’s current atmosphere is putting public safety at risk.
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