National police officer organization endorses Barrett

Mayor Tom Barrett. | Photo: TODAY'S TMJ4

National police officer organization endorses Barrett

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED May 24, 2012

MILWAUKEE - Tom Barrett's gubernatorial campaign office says that the National Association of Police Organizations has given its endorsement to the Democratic candidate in the recall race involving current Governor Scott Walker.

Walker has received the endorsement of the Milwaukee Police Association, a member of NAPO.  He was to speak at an event Thursday morning involving the MPA.

"Scott Walker's divisive tactics and his drastic cuts to public safety funding will make Wisconsin's communities and the officers that police them less safe," claimed NAPO President Thomas Nee in a Barrett campaign statement.

"Tom Barrett will bring people together to ensure that Wisconsin stays a safe place in which to live, work, and raise family."

Newsradio 620 WTMJ has asked for comment on this story from both NAPO and the Scott Walker campaign.