Baltimore police union complains about 'grossly inapt portrayal' in 'SNL' skit

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Baltimore's police union sent letter to 'Saturday Night Live' about a sketch it found 'grossly inapt.' (WBFF FILE)

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore's Fraternal Order of Police is upset about this past weekend's "Saturday Night Live" sketch that had leering police officers in Baltimore Police Department uniforms.

The sketch was called "Traffic Stop" and featured "thirsty cops" who were ogling their suspects.

The FOP said in a letter today sent to "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels that it is very disappointed about the segment, saying: "The Baltimore Police patches that were attached to the shirts of your cast are worn by each and every member of our agency during their careers. They are worn with extreme pride because, to us, they represent the best that law enforcement has to offer."

The FOP added: "We believe that humor, and the laughter that results, is necessary in all of our lives and we know that the iconic Saturday Night Live has long been a source of that requirement. We must, however, take exception with the grossly inapt portrayal of our members during this particular sketch. As you are most likely aware, the Baltimore Police Department is currently a very beleaguered agency in the throes of massive amounts of criticism and disrespect."

"It is a difficult time in Baltimore and to portray our brave, hard-working members with such an inappropriate manner is very unfortunate," the letter continued.