Lapeer County sheriff apologizes to Flint police chief after negative comments caught on camera

Published: Dec. 12, 2018 at 5:25 PM EST
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(12/12/2018) - Lapeer County sheriff Scott McKenna met with Flint Police Chief Tim Johnson on Wednesday. Last week, a video was shared on Facebook showing a Lapeer County detective bashing the Flint Police Department for not protecting the city. The video is a year old, but the message spread quickly online.

"I think it's horribly unprofessional and disrespectful to such a great department," Scott McKenna said.

In the video,one of the deputies said,"you can kill people over there and they don't seem to care."

"I don't take any of this lightly, I take it personal," McKenna said.

He said doesn't stand for negative comments against the Flint Police Department. McKenna also said the statements made in the video were not an opinion from him or the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office.

"I've seen the work these men and women do everyday and to hear that they are not going to do their job or this happens, that's horribly upsetting to me."

McKenna apologized to Flint Police Chief, Tim Johnson and assured him that it will not happen again.

"I want to apologize to Chief Johnson, Deputy Chief, all of the men and women here in blue in the city of Flint that are busting their butts everyday to protect the good residents of this city."

"As far as I'm concerned it's handled, there's nothing else to say, he said it all," Tim Johnson said.

Sheriff McKenna noted that everything said in the video was untrue.

There is still an internal investigation underway within the department.

They are working to identify everyone involved in that video.