We write today in response to Jeff Roorda’s recent threat that Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner will be removed from her office “by force or by choice.” By allowing him to remain your business manager, you are complicit in this attack. We ask that you send a clear message that this type of conduct – by Roorda or anyone in the police union – will not be tolerated and fire Roorda immediately.
Roorda’s statement includes language that incites violence and is dangerous to our communities. It goes without saying that the St. Louis Police Officers Association, including Roorda, should be supporting and joining Gardner in her commitment to public safety. By engaging in bullying and threatening behavior towards Gardner, Roorda is making St. Louis less safe.