Former NYPD Police Commish Bernie Kerik: 600 NYC cops leaving after riots

Former NYPD Police Commish Bernie Kerik: 600 NYC cops leaving after riots

[Ed. – Don’t expect new recruits to flood in to take the jobs.]

Nearly 600 New York City police officers have either begun the process of retiring or are inquiring about resigning or retiring, in response to the rioting that has engulfed the city following the death of a man in police custody in Minneapolis, former NYPD Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Fox News.

The claim was made by Kerik to Jeanine Pirro on Saturday on “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” Pirro asked about the number of officers injured in the more than week of rioting.

“Well, you’ve had over 300 – I think about 320 – that have been injured,” Kerik said. “You have some in the hospital. But there were over 300 injuries.

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“And the thing that scares me, judge, I’m hearing close to 600 cops have either put in their papers or they’re talking to the department about resigning or retiring.

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