A Conversation with Black Police Officers
It has been one year since a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man for 9 minutes. The widely circulated video of the deadly incident sparked a summer of protests. While some paint the conflict as African Americans on one side and police on another, there is one group that has deep insights into both communities – members of law enforcement who happen to be Black.
The 21st spoke to three Black law enforcement officers about the calls for change in policing and for greater racial justice following the murder of George Floyd.
Chief Mitchell Davis, Hazel Crest Police Department, Executive Member, NOBLE Chicago chapter (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives)
Sgt. Jasmin Dixon, Officer Survival Training Coordinator, Illinois State Police, Executive Board member, ABLE (Illinois Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers)
D.C. Watson, Special Agent, Division of Internal Investigations, Illinois State Police (Sterling office), Executive Board member, ABLE (Illinois Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers)
Statement by South Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police President Chief Mitchell Davis. pic.twitter.com/I4ELFIwo2p— Hazel Crest PD (@HazelCrestILPD) May 28, 2020
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