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Police in Tampa Refuse to Work Beyonce’s Sold Out Show

Don’t make the mistake of thinking police officers can’t be petty too, the officers of the Tampa Police Department are proving that right now.

Beyonce is scheduled to perform a sold out show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Florida, but crowd control precautions aren’t looking good because according to Raw Story, the boys in blue are refusing to sign up to work the event. 

Cops typically sign up for special events as a quick way to make some extra money, but not a single cop has inked their name on the sign up sheet since it’s been posted.

Tampa Police Department spokesperson Steve Hegarty weighed in on the situation. 

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“We’re going to staff it because we have a responsibility to do that regardless of how controversial it might be, who the artist might be, or the politician might be,” Hegarty explained. “This is a couple of months away, so we’ve still got plenty of time to fill those slots.”

Spokesperson Hegarty may seem unsure of why exactly the police officers are refusing to show up, but it’s pretty clear to us that they’re still on some delusional belief that Beyonce’s latest song “Formation” is an anti-cop anthem.

It’s not uncommon for police officers to shy away from covering events with controversial headliners, but this is a bit ridiculous.

The BeyHive is not spending their hard earned coins on a Queen Bey show to fight with some police officers doing crowd control.

When Beyonce’s in the house people are just their to shake their ass and feel good, so we’re going to need Tampa Bay police officials to do their jobs!

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.