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APD given support in resolution by CIBO
Saturday, 04 September 2021 15:24

From Staff Reports

A resolution in support of the Asheville Police Department was approved Aug. 20 by the membership of the Council of Independent Business Owners, a press release from the conservative-leaning business advocacy group stated.

“CIBO calls on the Asheville City Council, along with all citizens, businesses, and non-profit organizations, to show their support as well,” the release added.

The following is the text of CIBO’s resolution “in support of the men and women” of the APD:

“WHEREAS, the men and women of the City of Asheville Police Department wear their uniforms with honor, dedication, and integrity as they protect and defend the city they serve; and

“WHEREAS,  officers and personnel within the police department deserve support from the local community and adequate training in order to perform their duties; and

“WHEREAS, it has been reported that violent crime continues to be on the rise in the City of Asheville; and

“WHEREAS, the City of Asheville police force continues to lose sworn officers; and

“WHEREAS,  officers and personnel within the police department deserve support from the City of Asheville and adequate funding in order to perform their duties; and

“WHEREAS, we, the Council of Independent Business Owners, support the men and women of the City of Asheville Police Department who stand every day as the guardians of peace and order, ready to protect our homes and businesses, the weak and oppressed, and our very freedom.

“NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Council of Independent Business Owners

“That the Council of Independent Business Owners publicly acknowledges their support for the commitment and sacrifice made by each and every member of the City of Asheville police force and calls on every elected and appointed official in the City of Asheville to lend support and financial resources in order for the department to fully serve the citizens.”

 



 


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