Senior Sergeant Krystle Mitchell made a very public stance during an interview with Rebel News. The Australian officer is currently being investigated after her appearance on the show where she quit. Mitchell explained during the segment that she would be fired after the show aired so she chose to quit instead.
Mitchell risked everything to speak out against tyrannical COVID-19 orders in the Victoria Australia Police Department and wanted to convey over to viewers that most of the officers who have been forced to enforce the new laws, don’t support them.
Sergeant Mitchell was working in the Gender Equality and Inclusion Command, which she defined as “the best job I’ve ever had.”
“I couldn’t be happier in terms of the work that I do on a daily basis,” she said in the interview with Australian media studio Discernable.
“There was a big thought process and battle of morals and integrity within me about what I wanted to do and how I see my organization being used during this pandemic and it troubled me greatly,” Mitchell told Discernable host and founder Matthew Wong.
“The consequences of me being here today is that I will be resigning from Victoria Police, effective at the end of this interview, because the consequences of me coming out publicly would be dismissal,” she said. “So I’m choosing to quit, and I’m quitting because I can’t remedy in my soul anymore the way in which my organization that I love to work for is being used and the damage it’s causing in the reputation of Victoria Police and the damage it’s causing to the community.”
“My partner and I were out walking during our two hours of exercise on the weekend and there were police everywhere,” Mitchell explained. “There was just police everywhere doing their ‘reassurance patrols.’ They’re not ‘reassurance patrols.’ You’re not reassuring anybody in the community. You’re scaring people in the community that there’s that many police out in the city trying to stop mass gatherings or what have you.”
“The police don’t want to look you in the eye; you don’t want to look the police in the eye,” she added. “There’s this air of comfortability about it all.”
“But behind that is all of my friends that are police officers, that are working the front line and are suffering every day enforcing [the Victorian chief health officer’s] directions that a vast majority, or certainly a great majority, don’t believe in and don’t want to enforce,” Mitchell continued.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.