While some US police officers appear to be reacting violently against protesters, there’s also a few stories circling about officers using this moment to connect with their communities.
The Atlanta police chief has spent most of this week out at protests, answering questions and listening to complaints. She even fired two officers for inappropriate conduct.
The police in Flint, Michigan, put down their batons and marched in solidarity with protesters today.
"We want to be with y'all, for real," Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said to cheers from demonstrators in Flint, Michigan.
"I want to make this a parade, not a protest." pic.twitter.com/bbwzQNTCdG
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And the police chief of Houston, Texas, has been spotted hugging protesters. He also pledged a police escort for George Floyd’s funeral. Mr Floyd, who grew up in Houston, will be buried in Texas in the next few weeks.
This is worth so much. We need more of this….. pic.twitter.com/ry0YG8z66n
— Jason Lee (@JasonLe49683143) May 31, 2020