Contention Leads to Police Resignations From Over a Third of Asheville NC’s Police Department

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA- July 17, 2021- Protests and pressure motivated by the death of George Floyd in 2020 have resulted in a third of Asheville’s Police force resigning.

Calls to defund the police which rang out from Minneapolis last year, still ring to this day in various cities like Asheville. Amid the constant protests, graffiti, destruction of historical artifacts as well as negative pressure, Asheville police are throwing in the towel.

According to The Hill, Asheville is not the only police department experiencing police resignations.