Richmond officer says she sees both sides of protests, calls for police reform

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Officer Carol Adams

Officer Carol Adams, of Richmond Police Department, says watching the video of George Floyd’s death stirred up a mix of emotions in her.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — In the midst of conversations about racial injustice and police reform, an African-American Richmond Police officer says she sees both sides of the protest.

Officer Carol Adams says watching the video of George Floyd’s death stirred up a mix of emotions in her.

“I was horrified as the mother of a black male, but then furious of the betrayal of the profession by all of the officers on scene, and outraged as a citizen, because when I call the police, I call them to come by my knight in shining armor, to protect me, and not my worst nightmare.”

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For Officer Adams, she says it’s all about building relationships in the community. But across the country, she adds that there needs to be a total reform of the criminal justice system.

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