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Attacked,' 'Under Siege' Baltimore Cops More Afraid of Going to Jail for Doing Their Jobs Than Getting Killed, Union Head Says

"The police department is getting blamed for everything that's happening because we're easy targets."

The head of Baltimore's police union said cops feel so "attacked" and "under siege" in the wake of the city's riots that they're "more afraid to go to jail for doing their job properly than they are afraid of being shot and killed right now.”

Lt. Gene Ryan told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that police aren't backed up or supported nearly enough — and in fact are “afraid to arrest,” given how the six officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death have been treated.

Ryan specifically called out State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for “rushing to judgment” in relation to the six officers.

What's more, Ryan said cops have become scapegoats for Baltimore's overall problems, not just violence.

"The police department is getting blamed for everything that's happening because we're easy targets," he added.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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