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The events of Saturday night are tragic. The two officers in this case are good officers who reacted to a fight at the shelter where two men were attacking another person. This case is not about race, they acted in defense of an innocent party. Unfortunately, one of the individuals was shot in the process after failing to obey commands to drop his weapon. The case has been assigned to the Unified Police Department for follow up investigation and we will wait for the investigation to conclude before commenting further on the shooting or the assault that lead up to it.
The crowd in the area chose to react to the incident by throwing bottles, rocks and various other items. We would like to thank the other agencies throughout the county who responded to assist when the call went out. From what we understand, nearly 100 officers from around the county. It was this response that allowed the situation to be brought under control in a very short period of time and without any further injuries to either the public or law enforcement. We would like to thank the professionalism of the responding agencies.
We never shy away from and welcome any additional training we can be provided in addition to the training we already attend. We would also like to work with City leaders and those in the area to deal with the long standing issues near the shelter. The violence around the shelter has increased over a long period time. It will take sustained leadership to overcome and we hope to be part of that process.
Michael Millard, President
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