Wisconsin police chief marches with protesters and thanks them for a peaceful protest

'Policing here is not something we do to a community, it's something we do with our community,' Police Chief Andrew Smith said.
2:18 | 06/02/20

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Transcript for Wisconsin police chief marches with protesters and thanks them for a peaceful protest
Thank you for being here I respect you for being here. Okay. Okay. The woman added I didn't yet that would. Standing up and alerted on the market you. Yeah. I have blue. That was at least in Los Angeles for 27 years I found myself and plainly plenty of racially charged situations. Let things that I remember and I think about is as a police officer it's important to listen. It's important to recognize that Ebola have had to get her journey their lives into one that I've had. First of all I'm sure everybody out there are doing everything he can't even read HT everybody. Here please it's important for law enforcement to have a connection with the community and it's not sending you could you let any of the protest. I think that has been building on building on forum a long period of time before something like this happens. Okay. I'm not. Any. It's not something you do to a community itself that you do we think you. And so that's masters. I think law enforcement needs to recognize that we've got a long history has not always a proud history. Because we were on the wrong side a lot of things that occurred. Period he had Jim Crow era and period a year by the civil rights movement. And you've heard peacefully demonstrating an American. Apple fights what America's all about yeah. This is what makes jeans and make your being here yeah. Art yeah. Are there. I.

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