Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fraternal Order of Police endorses Hensley for Attorney General

(From the Teresa Hensley campaign)

Democratic nominee for Attorney General Teresa Hensley announced her endorsement today from the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Making announcements in Cass County - where Hensley served as prosecutor for 10 years - and in Kansas City, she was joined by members of the MFOP, representing 6,500 members statewide.

"Missouri's Attorney General is the people's attorney and I have dedicated my career to seeing that every Missourian is fairly represented under the law," said Hensley. As Cass County's top prosecutor, I worked with local law enforcement to lock up dangerous criminals, including murderers, rapists, and domestic abusers. My office, in coordinating with local law enforcement, won more than ninety child sex abuse convictions, hundreds of felony convictions, and 21 murder convictions. We helped seniors avoid scams, and we put scammers in jail. Most of all, I worked with police to see that the law was carried out fairly and equally."

Rick Inglima, President of Missouri FOP said, "Teresa Hensley has a reputation for bringing people together. She worked hand-in-hand with law enforcement to best benefit the victims and to make our communities safer. The work she has done with our officers is not something that can be learned from a textbook. The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police is proud to support a qualified and trusted partner for the important office of Attorney General."

The Missouri FOP has over 6,500 members comprised primarily of full-time rank-and-file law enforcement officers employed in Missouri. They work daily to rid the streets of criminals and provide the best working conditions for those that employ themselves in that endeavor.

Teresa Hensley has received the Missouri Attorney General's 2010 Justice Award for Domestic Violence Prevention, and she was selected by the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (MAPA) to serve as 2014 Chair of the Missouri DWI and Traffic Safety Best Practices Committee. She was a member of the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board and a former board member of Hope Haven, a women's abuse shelter.

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