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Police union leader says morale has improved during Rick Kriseman’s tenure

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Although the Suncoast Police Benevolent Association endorsed Rick Kriseman re-election two months ago, a formal press conference touting its backing didn’t take place until Friday – three days after former mayor Rick Baker announced he was challenging the incumbent. “Senior leadership under the previous administration was one of the main causes of the low morale and tension in the community that we had between some of the police officers and the people that we serve,” said George Lofton, the president of the Suncoast PBA…

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Brandi Gabbard wins police union backing in St. Pete City Council District 2 race

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Brandi Gabbard won the backing of the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association in her bid for the District 2 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council. “Your St. Petersburg police officers represented locally by the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) are proud to endorse Brandi Gabbard for St. Petersburg City Council, District 2,” said George Lofton, President of the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association. “Her understanding of what it takes to keep St. Petersburg vibrant and successful shows in her involvement in our city.…

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Police union endorses Rick Kriseman’s re-election

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The Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association and their members announced Monday they are endorsing St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman for re-election. “We are proud to support Mayor Kriseman, who has been a champion for the St. Petersburg police department,” said George Lofton, president of the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association. “Mayor Kriseman has shown steady leadership, and he’ll continue to fight for the resources the St. Petersburg Police Department needs to keep our officers and communities safe. Everything from the performance…

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