while conservative Pedro Pierluisi Yesterday, he revealed his annoyance at the possibility of the police being absent en masse again, members dressed in uniform Police union leaders said they are waiting for him to express himself forcefully regarding the plan or steps to be taken to secure a decent retirement for them..
Although it has emerged since last week that policemen have not been able to come back to work using their sick leave, as they did over the Halloween holiday, Pierluisi reacted yesterday by saying he hoped such action would not happen again.
Police duty is sacred. The duty to defend life and property in Puerto Rico is a sacred duty. So I hope this does not happen again, because we are definitely defending the police and putting the act in its proper place.‘, stuck in a firm, annoyed tone, to immediately make it clear that he had complied with the overtime pay, by giving them equipment and increasing the salaries of police officers.
But union leaders understand that the governor has not acted to address the police’s only demand: a decent retirement.
“There are some rights that the police have. There are situations that can make a police officer feel unwell when carrying out his duties. They have rights. If there is annoyance on the governor’s part that this could happen again (extensive absenteeism), the right thing to do is to address the problem with actionhead said Police Federation of Puerto RicoAnd Ismael Rivera Roman.
“The governor has an F for the way he handled it. Every time he says they paid extra for the equipment, what he does is pour gasoline on the fire because no one is claiming it. And he was judged ‘the police don’t want to hear it.’”
for this part, Fernando Soler, President National Police Council (Konapol), implored the governor to announce what he would do.
“They talk to the police in front of them and do not deceive them with promises that will not really bear fruit,” he said, without first acknowledging that social networks talk about the possibility of mass absenteeism and that the date is under discussion. .
He added that the retired police officers were not satisfied with the service exhibition that the government displayed yesterday at the convention center because they were only provided with guidance and not tangible assistance.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police Office said, Antonio Lopez Figueroa, conducted a numerical survey to see how many officers would retire by December if Law 81-20, by which Financial Supervisory Board (JSF). The commissioner was not available for an interview.
new day And he learned that while new progressive lawmakers are waiting for the House to act and ask the federal court to repeal Law 81-2020, celebrities are working on legislation to improve police retirement.
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