Philadelphia Police were ordered not to arrest looters by 1st Deputy Police Commissioner Melvin Singleton, who was photographed earlier this year taking a knee before Black Lives Matter protesters, according to a report from FOX29 News.
“Extremely frustrated officers, both patrol [and] commanders told me overnight they were ‘ordered to NOT arrest looters just disperse them,’” FOX 29 News’ Steve Keeley reported Wednesday morning.
Keeley said the orders came from Singleton.
Singleton works directly under Police Commissioner Danielle M. Outlaw.
Singleton was pictured taking a knee in support of Black Lives Matter earlier this year.
He reportedly suggested all his fellow officers do the same.
FOX29 reported Wednesday afternoon that
53 officers were injured during the first two days of riots.
The city was left in shambles.
Rioters even set fire to a Church:
Will Melvin Singleton get on his knees and help the victims of the Black Lives Matter movement he knelt before rebuild?
Don’t count on it!