“There’s virtually no defense for [assaulting a Police Officer],” Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
“I do believe that we are failing to appreciate police officers who put their lives at risk as this Sergeant was just killed yesterday trying to deal with a violent criminal and vindicate the law,” Sessions said, referencing the Orlando homicide of Police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton.
Sessions did not deny that a few police officers act inappropriately, but said those negative instances should not be used to “smear” police as a whole.
“We need to be sure that when we criticize law officers, it is narrowly focused on the right basis for criticism, and to smear whole departments places those officers at greater risk,” Sessions said.
Sessions was responding to a question from Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
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