The San Bernardino Police Officers Association has withdrawn its endorsement of 2nd Ward City Councilman Robert Jenkins.
Jenkins is being charged by the Riverside County District Attorney with 18 felonies and 12 misdemeanors in a case that involves identity theft and stalking.
The following is the official statement of Steve Turner, president of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association:
“As an association of professional police officers, we hold the candidates we endorse to a certain standard of conduct. Because of the charges facing Robert Jenkins, charges that involve our very own police department, the San Bernardino Police Officers Association can no longer support his re-election to the City Council.
“While in his trial Mr. Jenkins will be considered innocent until proven guilty, as police officers we know that arrests are not made lightly and without probable cause. We stand by our fellow law enforcement officers, those in our department who may be victims and those who conducted this investigation, by withdrawing our endorsement and support of Robert Jenkins.”