The Baltimore Police Union’s president wrote in an open letter to “Saturday Evening Stay” that their current sketch was a “grossly inapt portrayal” of the town’s cops.
On Saturday, the stay comedy present aired a sketch titled “Visitors Cease” that featured host Seth Meyers and solid members Leslie Jones and Ego Nwodim. Jones and Nwodim wore cop uniforms with Baltimore Police badges. The 2 comedians performed “thirsty cops” and commented on Meyers’ appears to be like throughout a visitors cease.
Lt. Gene S. Ryan, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge three, wrote in a letter to “Saturday Evening Stay” creator Lorne Michaels that the union took exception with the present’s “distorted illustration” of Baltimore cops.
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“As you’re most probably conscious, the Baltimore Police division is presently a really beleaguered company within the throes of large quantities of criticism and disrespect,” Ryan wrote. “Lots of our members, particularly younger ones, are battling their alternative of profession and we’re shedding good and credible members day by day.
“It’s a tough time in Baltimore and to painting our courageous, hard-working members with such an inappropriate method could be very unlucky,” he continued.
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Ryan concluded the letter by saying the union appreciated “Saturday Evening Stay’s” contribution of humor to the nation however believed the sketch “fell wanting being humorous and felt, as an alternative, like a pointy jab at a bunch of people that have devoted their lives to serving others.”
The Baltimore Police Division has confronted some challenges lately. In July, appearing Baltimore Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle mentioned he was assigning 115 extra officers to work patrol shifts in an effort to scale back crime and violence.