Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Black Reporters Weren’t Ready for Police Chief’s Reaction to Child’s Killing [WATCH]

*A 2014 video has surfaced showing former Milwaukee police chief Edward Flynn’s passionate response when accused by reporters of being disrespectful for using his cell phone during a meeting.

The clip has gone viral, again, amid the national protests over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd.

According to radiofacts. com, the meeting centered on the police shooting of a schizophrenic Dontre Hamilton. The officer was later fired but not charged, and the case led to Milwaukee police having to wear body cams.

Here’s more from the outlet:

After a meeting with community leaders and black residents to try to resolve the lack of communication with the police department, the police chief took questions. He stated there was a lot of confusion, yelling, and agenda bating while he tried to answer the community’s questions and indicated that he was overwhelmed.

During the meeting, he was using his phone to text message and people in the meeting thought that was disrespectful. After the meeting, he was approached by a group of black reporters who questioned his sincerity since he was on the phone texting during the meeting.

Peep Flynn’s fiery response via the clip above. 

And here’s more about the story of Dontre below:

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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