A female Puerto Rican police officer called into a New York City Hispanic radio station to tell people the truth about San Juan’s Mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz.
“The Mayor, Carmen Yulin, is not allowing anyone to distribute [aid supplies],” the unidentified police officer told hosts on Mega 97.9 in New York. “I need to pass this information out because the stuff that is being brought from the U.S. it is not being distributed. They are not allowing the Puerto Rican people to receive the donations.”
The Mayor had blamed the Trump administration’s “bureaucracies and inefficiencies” for the plight of those in San Juan, claims that had been refuted by 77 other mayors and the governor of Puerto Rico. Mayor Yulin Cruz has also failed to attend FEMA planning sessions which has greatly hindered the ability of emergency workers to coordinate aid delivery.
The officer goes further saying that the mayor will only allow distribution when television cameras are present to use it as some sort of bizarre PR stunt.
“There are dozens and thousands and thousands of food and when people ask we cannot give anything away because Carmen Yulin says that we cannot take anything out,” the officer said blaming the publicity-hungry Mayor. “Everything is a soap opera, everything is a show there have to be cameras here because they are looking for votes.”
The caller was clearly distraught. Crying through most of her interview, she expressed her frustration with local government.
The officer said that she felt embarrassed “to work for Puerto Rico’s police and see that we cannot do anything.”
Turn on closed captioning to get the English translation of the interview.