Troy University suspends police chief for “inflammatory” comments over George Floyd death

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Troy University has suspended its police chief for what’s described to be “inflammatory” comments over George Floyd’s death.

Our news partners at report in a Facebook post that has since been deleted, Chief John McCall questioned the protests, saying “more white people are killed by police every year.”

He further goes on to say, “Did the officer make a mistake? Yes. Was he intentionally trying to kill George Floyd? I don’t think so.”

The university later issued a statement saying, “We firmly reject any suggestion that George Floyd contributed to his death or that his actions justified the lethal force inflicted on him. We support the calls for reform and an end to police violence that disproportionately targets our black citizens.”

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