Detroit Police Chief Commends Denzel Washington for Positive Law Enforcement Remarks

By Paul Rudman, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6410603

“Training Day” star Denzel Washington had nothing but praise for the law enforcement officers who “sacrifice their lives” for public safety.

While discussing his role as a Deputy Sheriff who chases after a Los Angeles serial killer in his new HBO Max film “The Little Things,” Washington recalled riding along with a patrol sergeant nearly two decades in preparation for his role in 1991’s “Ricochet.”

“I went out on call with a sergeant. We got a call of a man outside his house with a rifle that was distraught. We pulled up and did a U-turn past the house and came up short of the house. He told me to sit in the car, which I was gonna do. I wasn’t getting out,” he remarked. “He got out. As he got out, another car came screaming up and two young people jumped out screaming. As it turned out, it was their grandfather. This policeman defused the entire situation by just remaining calm.”

The officer, James Craig, is now the Chief of the Detroit Police Department. “I never forgot that eight-hour ride-along with [Washington.] And I got to tell you, I applaud you, an A-list actor, a professional steps up and acknowledges,” he told Fox & Friends.

When asked how he felt about portraying a police officer in an era where law enforcement officials have come under attack, Washington replied, “I have the utmost respect for what they do, for what our soldiers do, [people] that sacrifice their lives. I just don’t care for people who put those kind of people down. If it weren’t for them, we would not have the freedom to complain about what they do.”

“He talks about George Floyd. But he also acknowledges the vast majority of men and women, both military and police, do a phenomenal job. And he remembered that incident when we worked together on that day. And he also remembered me telling him to stay in the car and I’m going to handle this and it ended without incident,” Craig gushed. “But that touched me and I certainly appreciate him after that.”

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Sue mcdearman
Sue mcdearman
4 months ago

Thank you iu denzil Washington

Fred Lyons
4 months ago

I hope you will allow me to comment to # 1 actor Denzel Washington. He is not only a great actor, but a wonderful person. He remembers Chief Craig & vice versa. I didn’t know how to contact Denzel so I hope this gets to him. God Bless. Oh, by the way, I am white, not that that makes a fiderence, but to clarify. Fred

P W
P W
4 months ago

Its a sad day when someone has to take a risk by saying they support the police, that is how far we have fallen as a society, following the insane left down a rabbit hole of illogical beliefs. The repercussions of the last 12 months will do nothing but destroy society, all done for political advantage without realizing the long term price.

Jeffrey Moore
Jeffrey Moore
4 months ago
Reply to  P W

I don’t doubt the people do it for political advantage, but they are pawns, duped by the adversary in his attempt to destroy the one, true God and His people. He, the adversary, wants world domination because he thinks that will somehow do away with God. He has no idea the power of God. But do not fear! Jesus Christ is coming back!

ANNA
ANNA
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeffrey Moore

THANK-YOU FOR THIS POST ! EVERY-ONE WILL SOON FIND OUT HOW POWERFUL THAT GOD TRULY IS.

Christopher Mcgrath
Christopher Mcgrath
4 months ago

Would you expect anything less from Denzel? Actor, yes he is, but also a humanitarian.

Walkin O'Shea
4 months ago

Maybe Denzel should consider a run for the Presidency if the Trumpster decides not to. He’s personable, he’s intelligent and he’s got a sense of pride for his country and its citizens.

Sus
Sus
4 months ago

Chief Craig is a rock star in Detroit. Where all lives matter

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
4 months ago

It’s always appreciated when someone just speaks truth without injecting politics, race and color into what they say.

Billy Edens
Billy Edens
4 months ago

Glad to see Denzel take a stand! Chief you have many supporters from all over the country. Stay Healthy and Be Safe…