Following a violent criminal activity spree in Minneapolis, Lt. Bob Kroll blamed the city’s “ultra-left agenda” for pushing wrongdoers and claimed the city council refuses to provide them with the additional police they need to keep the neighborhood safe.
” The city board … operated on an anti-police agenda and they all made it. It’s ultra-left. It’s been [an] severe Democrat– controlled council,” he said on “ Fox & Friends” Thursday. ” It’s been that method for 22 years. And [the mayor] didn’t think he might get a larger number [of cops] through.”
” It’s an ultra-left agenda that the cops are the problem,” Kroll included. “[They say] it’s a racially biased criminal justice system here, and we need to de-police. That’s the overtone of our council.”
The crime spree consisted of savage mob-style beatings that were caught on cam, as victims attempted to safeguard themselves from being robbed.
Kroll stated Mayor Jacob Frey only recommended generating 14 additional officers after 400 were requested and defended the city’s cops chief, whose strategy was declined by regional legislators.
” The chief, who they all selected to this position, laid out a well-made strategy to increase our department to the size that it must be to perform our core services and offer public security,” he stated earlier in the interview. ” None of them want to go forward. They believe that they understand policing much better than the individual that they have actually put in charge of the police department.”
Kroll stated lawbreakers are thriving on the indulgence of far-left lawmakers and continuously video game the system to leave justice.
” They appear to take joy in beating these individuals and they do it because they do not fear any reprisal,” he stated. ” They’re not going to get prosecuted. They’re going to get the big three which’s probation, restitution, and treatment.”
Among the victims, Brendan O’Brien, 24, talked to Fox News about his assault and stated he was out commemorating his birthday when he was surrounded by a mob of crooks, and savagely beaten till he passed out.
” I didn’t realize how difficult I ‘d been started the face. It was a lot more ruthless than I thought it was going to be,” O’Brien told Fox News. “I assumed that they strike me a number of times and I quit and they went on their method but I was knocked unconscious.”
O’Brien said he suffered a concussion along with a number of other injuries, triggering increased memory issues, sleeping disorders, and anxiety.
Fox News’ Matt Finn added to this report