The Baltimore Pd Isn’t Happy With This ‘SNL’ Sketch: ‘Not Humor at All’ (Video)

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The Baltimore Pd Isn’t Happy With This ‘SNL’ Sketch: ‘Not Humor at All’ (Video)
The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police was not laughing at Saturday’s “SNL” — or at least, not at its “Traffic Stop” sketch, which featured Leslie Jones, Ego Nwodim and Kate McKinnon as some thirsty Charm City cops. In the skit, the ladies pulled over a tipsy Seth Meyers and proceeded to flirt with him instead of administering a field sobriety test.

In an open letter to “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels, Lt. Gene S. Ryan called it a “distorted representation” of what his officers do when they pull over a drunk driver. Or ever, really.

“We must take issue with the grossly inapt portrayal of our members during this particular sketch,” he wrote. “As you are most likely aware, the Baltimore Police Department is currently a very beleaguered agency in the throes of massive criticism and disrespect. Many of our members, especially our younger ones, are struggling with
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