Late last week, B.C.’s Delta Police Department scrapped an online promotional campaign for a bracelet supporting an officer currently facing murder charges.
According to the Vancouver Sun, the campaign was scrubbed because of complaints that the sale showed a bias toward the accused police officer.
What followed was an argument about how far local police could go in showing support for one of their own, as he works his way through court for the 2012 shooting of a suspect in a five-hour police standoff.
It was a small incident, which received little attention outside of the community. But it speaks to a larger issue playing out across North America.
There is a heightened level of concern about how police officers are perceived at the moment.
After several high-profile deaths at the hands of U.S. police in recent months, followed by the fatal shootings of two on-duty New York Police Officers, authorities are turning on one another, claiming that a bias against police is clouding publicRead More »from Is a growing anti-police sentiment putting Canadian officers in jeopardy?