‘Defund The Police’ Democrat Requests More Police Near His Home

The Austin Police Retired Officers Association (APROA) is blasting Rep. Gregorio “Greg” Casar (D-TX) for a move that they have deemed “the height of hypocrisy” — as the “Anti police king of the defund movement” has requested enhanced police patrols near his own home.

Just a few days after Casar’s latest criticism of the Austin Police Department and a few years after his time on the Austin City Council where he led efforts to defund the police department, Casar reportedly “requested enhanced patrols around his house,” according to the APROA.

“It’s come to our attention that Anti police king of the defund movement in Austin @GregCasar who only last week called APD an agency with racist practices has requested enhanced patrols around his house for the next week,” the APROA revealed in a Tuesday post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“We want everyone in Austin to feel safe,” the post thread continued. “But this seems to us as the height of hypocrisy from the congressman. Maybe he should hire private security like his fellow squad members do. Sure seems like he wants the police in his neighborhood just not yours.”

The request, which was forwarded by the U.S. Capitol Police in Washington, D.C., to the Austin Police Department, was confirmed by Fox News Digital.

Austin is one of many major cities that is still facing a shortage of police officers in the aftermath of the 2020 George Floyd riots and the subsequent “Defund The Police” movement. Casar was serving on the Austin City Council at the time of the riots and was a vocal proponent of defunding the police.

He even celebrated massive cuts to the police department’s budget back in the summer of 2020 in a post on X.

“We did it!! Austin City Council just reduced APD’s budget by over $100 million *and* reinvested resources into our community’s safety and well-being. Tens of thousands of you have called, emailed, and testified. You made the impossible into a reality,” Casar wrote at the time, including the hashtag “blacklivesmatter.”

His attacks on the police have continued over the years, including a letter sent to the Department of Justice (DOJ) last week where he demanded “systemic reforms to the Department’s policies and practices of excessive and lethal use of force, racial discrimination, and discrimination against people with mental health conditions.”

Casar was immediately called out for his blatant hypocrisy, with APROA president Dennis Farris slamming the Democrat congressman in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“A week ago, he was calling the Austin Police Department a racist department that targeted Black and brown people, and this week he’s asking the exact same department to do enhanced patrols around his house,” Farris wrote.

“It doesn’t matter what political party they’re in. If they ask us for our help, we will give it to them,” he continued. “The last thing we want is something happening to them. My issue with it and the issue that most of my members are going to have with it is the fact that this guy, you know, it’s the whole squad thing, right? It’s the whole, ‘We hate the cops, we hate the cops, we hate the cops. Oh, please, come help us now.’ He is the architect. He is the architect of defund the cops in Austin. He started this whole mess.”