Streets around the world remain filled with protesters demanding that police be “de-funded.” Today on Midday, a police perspective on the intensifying calls to defund and reform the nation's police departments. Tom is joined by Officer Seth Templeton, a beat cop in Baltimore County who wrote an open letter in the Baltimore Sun to a protester, hoping to bridge the gap between demonstrators and law enforcement; Chief Melvin Russell, who served in the Baltimore City Police Department for 40 years; and Matthew Horace, a 28-year veteran of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and author of The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement.
Police Officers Weigh In On Demands To 'Defund' Departments
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