(ZEROHEDGE) – Police in San Francisco aren't waiting around for pandering politicians to "defund" the city's police department, which has already seen a mass exodus of officers following the passage of a state law called Prop 47, a statewide criminal-justice law passed back in 2014. It appears the pace of officer exits is picking up this year, and what's even more interesting: The acceleration started before the murder of George Floyd.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 23 officers resigned during the first six months of the year, with many resigning even before Floyd's murder. Most expect that another wave of resignations spurred by the protests and widespread anti-police sentiment in the deep blue state will spur even more officers to leave.
Of those, 19 took jobs at other law enforcement agencies, in and outside the state. By comparison, 26 officers resigned in 2019, and only 12 officers resigned in 2018.
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And this is only the beginning, according to the critic quoted above. At this pace, the number of officers leaving in 2020 could double the number from 2019, and nearly four times the pace from 2018.