US News Police chief admits shooting practice targets are images of Black men, asks for forgiveness

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The chief of police in a suburb of Detroit has admitted that his department used only paper targets of Black men at their shooting range.

The targets were discovered during a Boy Scout troop’s recent tour of the Farmington Hills Police Department headquarters, according to WXYZ-TV. Police Chief Jeff King is asking the public for forgiveness.

“I’ll take this one on the chin,” he said at a public meeting. “I apologize to each and every person in this room, this community, my department, my city council, my city manager. I can’t overlook this.”

Farmington Hills Mayor Vicki Barnett said all of the targets have been removed, and the city — which is 20 percent African American — plans to conduct a legal review.

 

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Oh wow, they really did say they aren't using sillouettes like this:



“Silhouette would have been most appropriate,” Bridges said, “I don’t see a good reason to use those targets at all.”
 
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