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Police Chief’s Statement About Black Cop Shooting Has Racial Bias Comments All Over It | Black Matters: How could this possibly happen, everyone begins to ask, how can a cop shoot his fellow undercover cop because he is black skinned?

However, the County’s Chief of Police, Henry Stawinski, objects to these racial bias claims. Reporter Lynh Bui who covered the story for Washington Post on the case reported:

“Stawinski said he was “uncomfortable with the notion that” bias would be “introduced to the conversation.” He later clarified his response to the question about whether there was any suggestion of racial bias in the exchange of gunfire. “In those split seconds when lives are in danger and officers are engaging a deadly threat, there simply isn’t time to bring any biases into it,” Stawinski said. “Hindsight is a luxury that no officer has in the midst of an ambush.”

Undoubtedly, these comments raise numerous inner racial questions. How can such a big decision on a person’s life be branded “split second decision making?” In such tragic incidents, a split second decision to shoot a person of color is a major and undeniable factor.

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