Police In Massachusetts Ask For An Apology From The President

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

(AP) A multiracial group of police officers stood with the white officer who arrested a black Harvard scholar and asked President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to apologize for comments union leaders called insulting.
Officers say they resent any implication that race played a role
in Sgt. James Crowley's arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home
near Harvard University last week.
At a news conference Friday, union leaders said Crowley acted
appropriately when he arrested the scholar for disorderly conduct.
Police say Gates flew into a rage when officers responding to a
report of a burglary asked him to show identification.
Obama said the officers "acted stupidly." Patrick, the state's
first black governor, said the arrest was "every black man's
nightmare."


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