Sheriff: Eric Holder Has Unjustly Maligned All Police Officers

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 06:19 PM

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has left "a sour taste in the mouths of all law enforcement officers" with his suggestion that there is racial bias in policing.

"To suggest that our law enforcement officers engage in some nefarious and systematic or cultural attempt to deny people their civil rights is a false narrative," Clarke said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"I reject that false assertion about our men and women who keep our communities safe. We don't target race, we target criminal behavior."

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Holder traveled to Ferguson, Mo., last week to meet with community leaders, residents and police following the riots that rocked the city of 21,000, following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white cop.

He spoke of prejudice he had experienced as a young man and said he considered the case personal.

"He inserted emotion into this with some anecdotal claims of him being racially profiled and he named a stop in New Jersey and then he named one in Georgetown … in the [Washington] D.C. area," Clarke said.

"He sends an inflammatory message, he sends an irresponsible message to … the men and women across the United States who go out and serve their community to make it a safer place.

"This is what happens when politics collides with public safety…. To go out now and play this emotion game really leaves a sour taste in the mouths of law enforcement officers who may end up one day on the receiving end of an investigation by his office and he's already tipped his hand to how he feels about law enforcement officers in the United States."

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