An Atlantic City police union official is calling on a councilman to resign, for posting ‘irresponsible’ comments on Facebook — after an officer was shot in the line of duty over the weekend.
“As a hero officer still lays in the hospital recovering from a cowardly attack, this councilman spews that stupidity from the safety of his keyboard. He should step down and let a qualified candidate take his position,” Pat Colligan told the Press of Atlantic City.
Colligan is the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association President. He’s referring to a post made by city councilman Moisse Delgado, which said:
“Don’t think that just because suspects were apprehended that the POLICE are relaxing and hands are off their weapons.”
Delgado said the post was a “reflection” for anyone who’s not a police officer… that what they do can be interpreted the wrong way. But outraged members of the community are calling on him to resign, accusing him of further dividing the community.
Delgado said his comments were not meant to incite panic and also added: “I know those in my circle, everyone is in a heightened level of sensitivity… What happened this weekend with the shooting of the officer is serious, it’s very serious.”
29-year old officer Joshlee Vadel was shot near the Caesars parking garage early Saturday morning when he and his partner were investigating a robbery. According to nj.com, two men have been charged with murder, robbery and weapons offenses.
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