It turns out that the 100 or so police officers who work for Protective Services are still undecided in the D.C. mayoral election between Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and incumbent Adrian M. Fenty.
On Tuesday, D.C. Wire reported that Fraternal Order of Police lodges representing guards at the D.C. Jail, employees with the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and Protective Services police officers had endorsed Gray (D). The information was based on a news release distributed by the labor committee of the Department of Corrections' union and other FOP leaders.
But Michael Wilhelm, secretary of the FOP Protective Services labor committee, said the release was premature in stating his organization's support for Gray. Wilhelm said that, although his union's chairperson indicated to other FOP leaders that she supports Gray, the Protective Services executive board has not voted on which candidate will win the official endorsement.
"We intend to make one," said Wilhelm, adding that an endorsement could come by the end of the week. "At this time, we are not prepared to endorse any candidate."