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US police chiefs report of massive resignations of police officers amid growing number of crimes across the country

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US police chiefs have faced numerous voluntary resignations of employees and a growing number of crimes across the country, including murders, according to the Wall Street Journal.

According to the latest data from the US Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020 the number of police officers in the country decreased by 1.6% regardless of that the average annual salary of police officers in 2020 was $ 70,000 compared to $ 56,000 for workers in other industries.

Some police officers state they lost motivation to work amid the "Black Lives Matter" movement, whose participants actively call for defunding of the law enforcement officers.

John LaVelli, a former police officer in Green Bay, Wisconsin, said he had suicidal thought during his work in the department. The former cop recalled he was regularly called a Nazi or a white supremacist while on patrol.

"I've lost the ability to cope with the constant negativity," he said.

Some cities, including New York and Los Angeles, have already increased police funding in response to the rise in crime.

Officials in the state of Virginia in September 2021 approved bonuses of $10,000 to retain officers.

 

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Author: Usa Really