The recent rift between the York City Police and the York County Drug Task Force has got to be resolved.
Communication and cooperation are essential to good law enforcement. "I've got your back" is a given, and a loss or any compromise of that trust can be disastrous, or even fatal.
The District Attorney's Drug Task Force and forfeiture funds are there to enforce and assist other departments in controlled substance violations by providing money, equipment and manpower. When last I knew, there was over $2 million in the fund and 200-plus municipal officers sworn-in as task force eligible.
Accordingly, although I do not know the specific nature of the dispute, no reasonable request for any assistance from any department should be denied.
Interestingly enough, any such request can also be made to the newly elected state Attorney General (who is, again, interestingly enough, a Democrat). Therefore the city could very easily go elsewhere. But they are, appropriately, staying home.
This is not the time, nor the subject matter, for our DA to be playing politics with the new attorney general or the mayor; and to provide York City with whatever it needs.
Former York County