Law enforcement agencies have condemned some recent remarks made by Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.
At last week’s meeting, commissioners voted on a resolution to make July 7th a day to honor all fallen officers. Price voted no and said there is a framed narrative regarding people who have lost their lives at the hand of law enforcement.
He said any loss of life is bad. Mitch Slaymaker, with the Texas Municipal Police Association, said Price’s comments came at the wrong time.
“I believe that it was poor timing. I don’t believe that that’s the place to do it to bring those types of political discussions up,” he said.
Several associations have demanded an apology from Price.
“That’s going to be up to Mr. Price whether he does that and what he feels but we believe there was a time and a place for that dialogue. The time and place is not when you’re honoring five officers who died protecting the freedoms that those people were marching on,” he said.
Price stands by his comments.