Detroit Police Chief: ‘Men And Women Who Serve Deserve Much Better Than This’

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In an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, Detroit police chief James Craig explained his views on the growing anti-police movement, stating that “men and women who serve deserve much better than this.”

“You know, I got to tell you Martha. It is clear to me what’s really going on.” Craig began. “It’s not about who the police chief is sitting in the seat, whether the police chief is black or he’s white, Asian, male, female. It’s deeper than that.”

“If you talk against this group, you must go. That’s your attitude.” Craig continued. “I’ve taken a firm stand here in Detroit. I’ve been supported by Detroiters. Let me just say, Detroit doesn’t want them gone and so I’m not leaving, they have to leave. And I’ve said it publicly, both locally and nationally and I’m going to hold my ground because our men and women who serve deserve much better than this.”

“And I got to say Martha, if I can, I just want to pray for those two officers out in the Los Angeles county sheriffs.” Craig said, referring to two LAPD officers who were ambushed and shot over the weekend. “I spent 20 years of my career in LAPD and so it’s despicable. I’m angry about it. A coward who’s part of this whole agenda. That’s what’s going on in there. We need to call it what it is.”

According to ABC News, on Saturday a gunman “brazenly walked up to a parked patrol SUV and shot two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies multiple times in what officials described as an ambush-style attack. Both sheriff’s deputies were initially “fighting for their lives” at St. Francis Medical Center in Los Angeles following the Saturday night shooting outside a Metro train station in Compton. On Sunday, a senior Los Angeles County sheriff’s official told ABC News the deputies are expected to survive.”