We’re written before about the Atlanta police union and its effort to make a point in the 2009 race for mayor.
The International Brotherhood of Police Officers (Local 623) last month endorsed Lisa Borders in that contest.
But the group has also stepped – hard – into the District 4 council race, where Cleta Winslow, chairman of the council’s public safety committee, is defending her seat.
The cops are endorsing challenger LaShawn Hoffman. “The women and men of the IBPO have been woefully ignored by the current city council representative of District 4 and we look forward to new leadership in that community to address our member[‘s] concerns,” writes Local 623 President Sgt. Scott Kreher.
Read the entire letter here. District 4 includes parts of West End and the Atlanta University campus.
Winslow voted against the property tax increase credited with ending the city’s furloughs of police officers and firefighters.
Hoffman is to announce the police union endorsement tomorrow. His campaign manager says the firefighters union, too, will line up behind the candidate.
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