Florida officers refuse to work security at upcoming Beyoncé concert
“Formation” has certainly ruffled a few feathers in law enforcement.
Add Tampa, Florida police officers to the list of people who are reportedly not happy with Beyoncé.
So far, no officers have signed up to help staff security at her upcoming sold-out concert. Normally, off-duty officers agree to work security at events like concerts in exchange for some extra income.
But not this time.
Tampa’s Fox 13 News broke the story about the officer’s lack of interest, which may create security problems when Bey comes to town in April.
Tampa Police Department spokesperson Steve Hegarty could not say if the “Formation” controversy was the reason behind the blank sign-up sheet.
“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.”
Hegarty did not say if officers would be forced to staff the event despite not having signed up, so it is not immediately clear how the police department intends to live up to that responsibility Hegarty claimed to have.