Minneapolis police union selling ‘Cops for Trump’ T-shirts in response to uniform ban
The Minneapolis police union announced they are selling T-shirts that read “Cops for Trump,” just days after the Minneapolis Police Department banned officers from wearing their uniforms in support of candidates at political events or in ads.
Lt. Bob Kroll, head of the officers’ union, posted the T-shirt image on his personal Facebook page on Saturday just before noon. The post goes on to say the shirts will be for sale starting Monday at the union’s headquarters for $20 each and will soon be available online.
The Minneapolis Police Department implemented the new policy on Oct. 1, barring its officers from being in uniform at political events or advertisements.
MPD to officers: No uniforms at political events
Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said in a statement the policy is aimed at strengthening public trust.
The head of the police officers’ union says the timing of the policy makes him suspect of political partisanship because it came a day after Trump announced a rally at the Target Center on Oct. 10.