The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have caused quite a stir and ignited insightful discussions about the responsibilities of law enforcement. There are many angles to this heated debate each holding relevant positions. Some believe that it is anofficers duty to protect those engaging in peaceful protests while others feel it is the officers duty to maintain the peace during protests. Recently, Ed Davis, our former Boston police commissioner weighed in on the discussion. Read more on his thoughts in the article below.
Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis didn’t pull punches in criticizing police tactics in Ferguson, MO Monday night. Davis was speaking during CNN’s coverage of Monday’s clashes between police and protesters. At one point, the camera panned in on a police officer in full armor sitting on the top of a moving armored vehicle. the officer had his rifle pointed toward the crowd.“Those weapons should be put down until there’s a threat that justifies them,” Davis said.