The Santa Clara Police Officers’ Association says officers may stop accepting assignments at Levi’s Stadium and other 49ers-related events over comments made by Colin Kaepernick.
In a letter to 49ers owner Jed York, the Association listed several objections it has to Kaepernick, including:
1. “Your employee then insinuated that police officers are being placed on paid leave for murdering minorities. This statement is obviously insulting, inaccurate and completely unsupported by any facts.”
2. “Mr. Kaepernick then made inaccurate and untrue statements about the level of training that is required to be a police officer.”
3. “The 49er organization has been allowing Mr. Kaepernick to wear exposed socks with the image of a pig wearing a police hat during practices at the training camp in Santa Clara.”
4. “Your organization has made no statement disagreeing with Mr. Kaepernick’s accusations.”
The letter concludes by saying officers may choose not to work 49ers games because of Kaepernick’s statements, adding that police officers “have the right to do their job in an environment free of unjustified and insulting attacks from employees of your organization.”
In the past, the Santa Clara police have been accused of having too cozy a relationship with the 49ers. That relationship is now strained, to say the least.