The chief of a Michigan police department has apologized after it was revealed that his department had been using images of Black men as benchmarks at the force’s shooting range.
Dionne Webster-Cox, a lawyer, posted the photos on Facebook last month on the behest of a household who was on an excursion of the Farmington Hills Police Department as an aspect of a Boy Scouts fieldwork.
One of the images depicts the hanging specific goals of Black men with weapons. Children are shown swarming around one of the priorities.
In a Facebook post, Webster-Cox stated, “This congregation does not need an incredibly harsh police officer who desires to jiggle his authority.” “Regardless of how many excuses the police offer to vindicate this incident, exposing schoolchildren or adults to practice is ignorance.”
Webster-Cox stated that she is not disclosing the authenticity of the family who told her to take photos, but that they inquired her to “speak on their behalf,” according to CNN affiliate Unknown.
During a conference last week, Police Chief Jeff King apologized.
“I’ll take this one on the chin,” he said, according to CNN. “I apologize to everyone in this room, this congregation, my department, my city council, and my city manager.”