OpEd: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman: Discretion and De-escalation Are A Police Officer’s Strongest Tools

George Floyd Protest East Liberty
Photo credit Kevin Battle
written by Lt. Governor John Fetterman

My tenure as Mayor of Braddock started with a community that was embroiled in mass distrust between residents and the police force.

Braddock’s population is approximately 70 percent Black, and 36 percent of residents fall below the poverty line. The median household income is $22,000.