Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price refuses to apologize to a number of police groups for denouncing a resolution honoring police officers who were murdered.
Price came out against a resolution supporting Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day, saying, “Until we start to recognize all life, then no life is more important than any other life.”
After several police associations condemned this move, a defiant Price refused to apologize.
“Not in this lifetime,” Price told Fox 4. “The last time I checked, my God had all lives matter. That’s what I said, and that’s what I stick with.”
“It was to honor these fallen so I think he does owe the law enforcement community an apology. There’s a time and a place for everything,” Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata told the station.
“Any other day of the week, I would agree with him. But on a day where we lost five officers who were murdered on the streets in the city of Dallas from hateful rhetoric — whether it’s from the police side of the community or the community to the police — is not the day that you do it.”
Mata said he wants an apology but admitted he did not expect one.
“But I want him to realize and to understand how he made first responders feel by getting up as an elected official and choosing,” Mata said. “He chose to make that day about him and not about the men and women who gave their lives for the citizens of Dallas.”
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