When players from the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx denounced racial profiling before a game, four off-duty police officers who were working security for the event walked off the job1. The president of the Minneapolis Police Federation then praised this action.2
Asked about a report that seven or eight officers had walked off the job, Kroll said, “They only have four officers working the event because the Lynx have such a pathetic draw.”
Saturday’s Lynx game against the Dallas Wings drew 7,613 fans.
Thanks to the Star Tribune for noting the attendance, which shows that in addition to being classless, Kroll’s response was also rather inaccurate.