Transcript for Cleveland Police Chief: 'Guns Are Not Toys'
A tragedy like this affects our entire community. Our officers and at times are required to make critical decisions and a split second. Unfortunately this was one of those times. From this tragedy we can gain knowledge and we can proactively and diligently. Teach our children. And our community about the dangers. Of weapons. Mainly handguns. For that they be real. Or fake. Guns are not toys. And we need to teach our kids that our community needs to understand that guns are not toys. The facsimile weapon. In this accident. It's indistinguishable. From a real fire arm. But we need to drive home to our kids especially Doug Collins are not toys parents need to be aware that. You must also make sure our children understand. We members of the Cleveland to visit a police are part of this community. And that we care about each and every other person in this community and that we're out there to keep them safe and to protect them. We need parents grandparents aunts uncles Brothers and sisters. To make sure that they give that message to our children that were out there were part of this community. We have relatives that live in this community. I have nieces and nephews. Around the same age as this young man. And I'm sure. I know that my film he would also be hard. I'm asking the residents of the city. To continue to pray for this family. And to continue. To pray for a city.
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