03 Jul Louisiana Mayor and Police Chief Back APD Officer Beaten in Arrest Attempt
“There are people who want citizens of Alexandria to pick a side regarding this difficult issue. And as your mayor, I say don’t fall in that trap, please. You can be for equality and support the police who protect and serve you. You can disagree with someone’s point of view and still be kind,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffery Hall.
Mayor Hall making this statement at a press conference on Thursday with Alexandria Chief of Police Jerrod King, both voicing unified support for the actions of officers Adam Dupuy who was injured while attempting to take a subject into custody.
”I find that Corporal Dupuy acted in a professional and competent manner, but he exhibited great restraint in what could have been easily turned into a far deadlier situation,” said King. “I want to commend him on his professionism and demeanor before, during and after the incident. I fully support his actions and I am thankful that he did not suffer even greater injuries or worse.
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