Akron's police union is responding to comments made by Mayor Don Plusquellic about the mayor's proposal to form an anti-violence police unit.
The mayor was a guest on the 1590 WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show Tuesday, defending his ideas and blasting the FOP for spreading only negative information, information that the mayor says is false.
The city filed an unfair labor practice allegation based on that alleged negative publicity.
FOP Lodge 7 President Paul Hlynsky joined the program today. He doesn't think the mayor's idea makes sense.
"I would hope the entire Akron Police Department is anti-violence," said Hlynsky. "They're out there every day trying to stop violence."
Hlynsky says he's okay with extra training, but he's not sure how it would work, claiming that officers who used to conduct training are now on road patrol.
He also predicts that 85% of union members would currently vote against it.
"They're laughing at it," said Hlynsky.