Pittsburgh police refuse to work Beyoncé concert because of her anti-police views

Pittsburgh police refuse to work Beyoncé concert because of her anti-police views
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City police officers who believe Beyoncé is anti-police are planning to boycott the singer’s May 31 concert at Heinz Field, and the union said it will file a labor complaint if the city forces them to work the secondary employment.

FOP President Robert Swartzwelder said Friday that he is not taking a position on Beyoncé, and the union is not calling for a boycott; rather, officers are posting on the FOP website saying that no one should work the show.

“If the city compels police officers to work secondary employment again, it is further demonstration that the city is managing its fiscal responsibility on the backs of its police officers,” said Swartzwelder, referring to when he said city officers were forced to work the Pittsburgh Marathon.

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