DHS Acting Sec: Law Enforcement Does Not Have ‘Systemic Racism Problem’
Chad Wolf, the acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary during an interview with Martha Raddatz the host of “This Week” on ABC, said that he did not think that “we have a systemic racism problem with law enforcement officers across this country.”
“Do I acknowledge that there are some law enforcement officers that abuse their jobs? Yes,” continued Wolf
“I would say that there are individuals in every profession across this country that probably abuse their authority and their power,” Wolf added. “We need to hold them accountable.”
“I think there’s always things that we can do more but again, I think painting law enforcement with a broad brush of systemic racism is really a disservice to the men and women who put on the badge, the uniform every day,” Wolf said.
JUST IN: Pressed by @MarthaRaddatz on disproportionate rate of deaths of black men and women at the hands of police, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf claims there’s no “systemic racism problem” in law enforcement but adds some officers “abuse their jobs.” https://t.co/upDZ0WZ2lY pic.twitter.com/vl5VWWPJe8
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