David Roddy, a respected police chief in Tennessee said on Wednesday that officers who “don’t have an issue” with the arrest of George Floyd, which led to his death, should turn over their badges.

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“There is no need to see more video,” Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy said in a tweet on Wednesday. “There no need to wait to see how ‘it plays out.’ There is no need to put a knee on someone’s neck for NINE minutes. There IS a need to DO something.”

“If you wear a badge and you don’t have an issue with this…turn it in,” he firmly stated. 


The initial tweet by Chief Roddy has earned more than 489,000 likes and over 117,000 retweets in the past couple of days. Questions and reactions surrounding the death of Floyd have continued to dominate social media over the past few days, with no sign of slowing down. 

We continue to pray for the family of George Floyd and will keep everyone posted on reactions from around the country, as well as updates from those in Minneapolis and it’s surrounding areas.