Ray Kelly Thinks Ferguson Police Are Out of Hand
Amidst growing outrage, Kelly also defended his department’s use of stop-and-frisk. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers were stopped by police during his stint as commissioner, the overwhelming majority of whom were black or Latino.
And it was during Kelly’s tenure as commissioner that police officers killed Sean Bell, Tamon Robinson, and Ramarley Graham — all unarmed black men.
And yet, even Ray Kelly thinks police in Ferguson, Missouri have gone way too far in their handling of the turmoil after the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson last week.
“The toothpaste is out of the tube here,” Kelly told Bloomberg News. “There’s lots of things that should have been done differently, and you have to live with them.”