Seattle Police May Fire ‘Devastating’ Number of Officers Over Vaccination Mandate
The Seattle Police Department could be forced to fire up to 40 percent of its workforce when the statewide COVID-19 vaccination mandate goes into effect, according to data posted by the department.
Last week, the department released its current figures for officers’ COVID-19 vaccination status, showing that 292 sworn officers out of about 1,000 haven’t received the shot. However, Seattle Police spokesperson Sgt. Randy Huserik told Fox13 that about 111 additional officers are awaiting the results of requests for exemptions to the vaccine.
Mike Solan, the head of the Seattle Police Guild—a union representing officers in the city—told The Epoch Times Tuesday that his organization isn’t sure of the exact numbers of officers who could be terminated on Oct. 18.
“The department has not released any updated numbers since last Wednesday. We are still bargaining this issue and our next session is this coming Thursday,” Solan said.
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