Browns’ Myles Garrett has sterling indictment of lack of accountability for police officers
Amid the decision in the case involving Breonna Taylor, many athletes have shared their disappointment in the verdict and have spoken out on racial injustice. Myles Garrett, the Pro Bowl defensive end for the Cleveland Browns, shared that something needs to be done about the lack of accountability for police officers.
“I don’t see how you can’t hold these guys accountable for the wrongdoing with how they handled that situation,” Garrett said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “Am I a police officer? No. I always say I hold these guys in high regard because they do a job that most of us could not, but just like in our line of work [in the NFL], they can either do the job in strenuous situations or not able to do it with the best of them.
Back in March, Taylor was shot by police while she was sleeping in her apartment. The officers wrongfully raided her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky.
Despite the officers killing Taylor, the grand jury has decided not to charge the officers involved in the tragic incident. In response to the controversial decision, Garrett believes the process of finding police officers needs to be altered.
“Those strenuous and stressful situations where their number is called and they have to make those tough calls, they have to make the right one. If you can’t, then we have to get someone who can.”
Besides the Browns star, Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton, and Lamar Jackson were other athletes to express their disdain for the lack of justice Taylor received. While it is appalling to see Taylor and her family receive no justice, Garrett is calling for changes to be made to the police force.