At least seven Minneapolis police officers have resigned from the department since unrest began over the death of George Floyd last month, and more than half a dozen are in the process of leaving, according to Minneapolis Star Tribune, citing department officials.
“During this busy and trying time I have heard secondhand information that there have been employees that have advised their supervisors that they separated with the city (or quit) without completing paperwork,” deputy chief Henry Halvorson reportedly wrote in an email, while directing officers wishing to leave to contact the human resources department.
“We need to have the process completed to ensure that we know who is continuing to work.”
Police spokesman John Elder said people seek to leave employment for myriad reasons and the MPD was no exception, according to Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“There’s nothing that leads us to believe that at this point the numbers are so great that it’s going to be problematic,” spokesman John Elder said of the parting officers, which include both patrol officers and detectives.